History

Queen Soraya, the first wife of an afghan king who discovered the veil

Soraya Tarzi, known mostly as Queen Soraya (1899 – 1968), was the first Queen consort of Afghanistan in the early 20th century and the wife of King Amanullah Khan. Born in Syria, she was educated by her father, who was the Afghan leader and intellectual Sardar Mahmud Beg Tarzi. She belonged to the Mohammadzai Pashtun tribe, a sub-tribe of the …

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The oil minister who was captured

Mohammad Javad Bagher Tondguyan (1950 – 1991) was a engineer and petroleum minister under Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai from 2 September to 3 November 1980 when he was captured by the Iraqi forces in November 1980 during homeland-Iraq war.Tondguyan’s body was delivered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the government in 1991. ICRC reported that he …

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Rare Nostalgic Photos From the USSR

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a Marxist-Leninist sovereign state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Actors before Revolution

Marzieh (1924 – 2010), was a traditional singer.Marzieh started her career in the 1940s at Radio and cooperated with some of the greatest 20th century Persian songwriters and lyricists like Ali Tajvidi, Parviz Yahaghi, Homayoun Khorram, Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi and Bijan Taraghi.

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Hassan Ali Mansour ,Prime Minister who was assassinated

Hassan Ali was born on 13 April 1923 to Prime Minister Ali Mansur (Mansour-al-Molk) and daughter of Zahir-ol-Molk Raiss. He received primary education in Tehran and graduated from Firooz-Bahram High School.

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Mata hari , dancer and Double Agent

Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod ( 1876 – 1917), was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed by firing squad in France.

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mehdi bazargan in the picture frame

Mehdi Bazargan (1907 – 1995) was a scholar, academic, long-time pro-democracy activist and head of homeland’s interim government, making him homeland’s first prime minister after the persian Revolution of 1979.

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Nima Yooshij in the picture frame

Nimā Yushij (1897 – 1960), was a contemporary Persian and Tabarian poet who started the she’r-e now  also known as she’r-e nimaa’i  trend in homeland. He is considered as the father of modern Persian poetry.

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Mohammad Reza-Pahlavi and his friend Ernest Perron

Ernest Perron (June 29, 1908 – 1961) was a Swiss courtier in homeland during the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.Perron had been a servant in a college at Rolle, Switzerland, where he taught the future Shah Mohammad to appreciate French literature.

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