Recent archaeological research has pushed back the date of the known origin of wine making in Persia far beyond that which writers earlier in the 20th century had envisaged. Excavations at the Godin Tepe site in the Zagros mountains (Badler, 1995; McGovern and Michel, 1995; McGovern, 2003), have revealed pottery vessels dating from c. 3100–2900 BC containing tartaric acid, almost certainly indicating the former presence of wine. Even earlier evidence was found at the site of Hajji Firuz Tepe, also in the Zagros mountains. Here, McGovern et al. (1996) used chemical analyses of the residue of a Neolithic jar dating from as early as 5400–5000 BC to indicate high levels of tartaric acid, again suggesting that the fluid contained therein had been made from grapes.
As book of Immortal Land Persian:سرزمین جاوید or Sar Zamin e Javid] (by Zabihollah Mansoori) says Ramian wines were world-famous in the Parthian Empire. Ramian Wine is now a California wine brand but Shiraz wines are famous across the globe.
The Persian cat is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. In Britain, it is sometimes called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. It is also known as the Shiraz or Shirazi, particularly in the Middle East. The first documented ancestors of the Persian were imported into Europe from Persia around 1620. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. Some cat fancier organizations' breed standards subsume the Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair as variants of this breed, while others treat them as separate breeds.
The selective breeding carried out by breeders has allowed the development of a wide variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians. Favored by fanciers, this head structure can bring with it a number of health problems. As is the case with the Siamese breed, there have been efforts by some breeders to preserve the older type of cat, the traditional breed, having a more pronounced muzzle, which is more popular with the general public. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the breed, affecting almost half the population in some countries.
A shark has been spotted prowling the Persian Gulf between Dubai and Qatar. The shark was filmed in the sea and video footage shows a lifeguard beckoning an unsuspecting swimmer who was close to the beast. The scary scene was filmed by a tourist on the stretch of shoreline popular with kite surfers ... Jam Press) ... Sky Armstrong). MORE ... MORE ... MORE ... ....
Stacker delved into the reasons why dozens of famous films were banned around the world. Why these famous films were banned around the globe. Why these famous films were banned around the globe ... Cinetel Films ... lifted the ban on the film, it didn't do so until 1954 ... Iran banned the film, citing its negative portrayal of the ancient Persian army and king.
. Pick of the Day. The Crown, Netflix ...Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of the UK’s longest-running monarch and the political and personal events that shaped her reign ... This film, a collaboration between BBCNewsArabic and BBC News Persian, uncovers the secrets that lay behind the process of decolonisation ... .
BBCPersian reported that security forces were collaborating with state media to spread disinformation that Milad Ostad-Hashem, 37, was loyal to the regime and had been shot in the back by protesters ...CCTV footage seen by BBC Persian showed Ostad-Hashem after he was shot by security forces in the back.
Analysing one of the greatest speeches in history. Pericles' funeral oration in 430 BC ... Here are 17 of the best. Some brief historical context ... This was when the famous Battle of Thermopylae took place (as made famous by the film 300).. After rebuffing the Persian invasion the Greek cities started fighting one another ... 1 ... 2 ... Like a wake-up call ... Film Debut.
In solidarity with the women of Iran, The Polygon is running a series of films that highlight the repression faced by female citizens of the country and how they choose to define their own futures ... Three of the features are Persian language (with English subtitles) and three are debut films by female directors.
He writes, "Information is itself a material, just like paint, music, or film ... The most recent film, commissioned for this exhibition, is named Telmun (2022) in reference to a place near the Persian Gulf once believed to be the site of the Garden of Eden ... The piece was performed for the film by the Fisk Jubilee Singers and their late director Dr.
In a video verified by BBCPersian, a member of Iran’s riot police was filmed on Wednesday trying to arrest a woman in Tehran’s ArgentinaSquare when he approached her from behind and touched her inappropriately ... The full extent of the demonstrations and the state crackdowns in Iran remains unclear ... ....
The opening ceremony of the 27th BusanInternationalFilmFestival is held at the Busan CinemaCenter in Busan, Wednesday ... Festival opens in full scale with Iranian film on human kindness ... A total of 242 films from 71 countries, including 89 world premieres, will be screened at this year's BIFF, slightly more than 223 films showcased last year.