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What is the capital city of Iran?
Tehran. From the 1920s to 1930s, the city was essentially rebuilt from scratch, under the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi. In an attempt to modernize the city, many historic buildings, fortifications and gardens were demolished, and modern buildings in pre-Islamic Iranian style (such as National Bank) were built in their place.
Which of these people were the "man of the year" of Time magazine?
All mentioned. Person of the Year is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year". Adolf Hitler was elected in 1938, and Stalin twice: in 1939 and in 1942.
Which country borders Russia and Iran?
Azerbaijan borders Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran.
Which country borders Iraq and Iran?
Turkey borders Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
The Persian Greyhound is also known as...
Saluki. The Saluki is among the oldest dog breeds originally bred in the Fertile Crescent. Historically, Salukis were used for hunting by nomadic tribes of Persia. Typical quarry included the gazelle, hare, fox and jackal. Breeding in the West did not start until the 19th century.
In which country is Bam Citadel (Arg-e Bam) located?
Iran. The Arg-e Bam is the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in Kerman Province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid Empire (sixth to fourth centuries BC) and even beyond. The entire building was a large fortress containing the citadel, but because of the impressive look of the citadel, which forms the highest point, the entire fortress is named the Bam Citadel.
Who, according to Herodotus, defeated and killed Cyrus the Great in 530 BC?
Tomyris was a Massagetean ruler who reigned over the Massagetae, an Iranian people from Scythian pastoral-nomadic confederation of Central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. Tomyris led her armies to defend against an attack by Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire, and, according to Herodotus, defeated and killed him in 530 BC. The names of Tomyris, and her son Spargapises, who was the head of her army, are of Iranian origins.
What is the name of the highest mountain in Iran?
Damavand. Mount Damavand stands at 18,410 feet. The volcanic mountain is in the middle of the Elburz Range. The mountain is an integral part of Persian mythology. According to a popular legend, a three-head dragon was chained to the mountain to stay there until the end times. The mountain is so significant that it is printed on Iranian 10,000 Rial banknote. Mount Damavand is also believed to have magical powers.
Which color is the color of mourning in Iran?
Blue. The color blue in many cultures is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. In Iran, blue is the color of mourning while in the West the something blue bridal tradition represents love