Taq-i-Bustan is a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD. This example of Sassanid art is located 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah in western Iran. It is located in the heart of the Zagros mountains, where it has endured almost 1,700 years of wind and rain.
Choga Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran Chogha Zanbil (Persian: چغازنبيل); Elamite: Dur Untash) is an ancient Elamite complex in the Khuzestan province of Iran. Chogha in Bakhtiari means hill. It is one of the few existent ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia. It lies approximately 42 km (26 mi) south-southwest of Dezfoul, 30 km (19 mi) west of Susa and 80 km (50 mi) north of Ahvaz.
Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kermān Province of southeastern Iran. The entire building was a large fortress dating to at least 500 BC. The 2003 Earthquake in Bam destroyed more than 80 percent of the citadel. Several countries are cooperating in the reconstruction, among them Japan, Italy, and France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Sergio Pessolano
Esfand(Wild Rue Seeds)- is an aromatic seed commonly used to create incense and is burned with other seeds and roots to create different aromas. In Iran Esfand is used to fight against the evil eye. This is a tradition that has been passed down from the days of Zoroastrianism. While burning- the seeds will make a popping sound, then the smoke that comes from the burning seeds must be circled around one’s head and around the home. The smoke and the popping sound are said to take away the…