7,000- year-old human skeleton recovered in south Tehran

Archaeologists found the 7,000-year-old skeleton in their excavations in Molavi Street in the south of Tehran. According to the initial estimates, the human bones belong to 5,000 year B.C., Press TV reported.

Previously, the oldest archaeological findings ever retrieved in Tehran belonged to city’s Qeytarieh hills, which dated back to the first millennium B.C.

Many other historic items, most of them belonging to the previous centuries, have also been excavated in the site, which is located around Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.

According to the reports, the new skeleton is expected to be put on display in Iran’s national museum after the forensic tests are completed. (source)

Parmida and Melika eat lunch together at the cafeteria of their high school in Tehran. The two friends will be leaving Iran in the coming months, searching for better education, more opportunities and safety in their adopted countries.
‘May god be with you my daughter…’ is the story of my own migration through the lives of other Iranian teenage girls who have taken the same path that I took years ago. Facing the battle of fitting into the new culture of their adopted home, this story captures the transformation and liberation of these girls at the age of 17. With the adult personality shaping up, an insecurity and self-consciousness now replaces the carefree world that the girls had lived in so far. Photo by @kianahayeri | Tehran, Iran
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A day in Tehran series - Part I

Sa’dabad Palace, 2014 (I)

I had visited this place twice before, but I was still so excited that I slept roughly for 3 hours. The Sa’dabad palace is actually a series of palaces, built by the Pahlavi dynasty, the royal family of Iran before the Islamic Revolution 1979, which used to be their official residence but now has become accessible as a beautiful series of museums. (Labeling this place as a palace doesn’t feel right anymore as I’m sure I’ve seen houses bigger in the north of Tehran.)

Each palace has become a specific museum depending on what it previously was and who lived there originally (there’s even one in the kitchen where maids and professional chefs used to work), my pictures include the famous Green Palace (sadly we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside and none of my sneaky ones turned out well, I guess Reza Shah wasn’t cool with that), the White Palace, art gallery of works of the insanely absurdly frightfully talented Mahmoud Farshchian, and another art gallery of classic European art.

And lucky for me it was culture appreciation week so I got to have freshly made Chai and traditionally made naan outside of the White Palace.