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Painting of the Day: “The Lovers” (Iran, 1630)

Riza-yi `Abbasi (d. 1635) | ( Metropolitan Museum) | - - The Lovers Artist: Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi (Persian, ca. 1565–1635) Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630 Geography: Attributed to Iran, Isfahan…

Is breathtaking Iran your next Tourist Destination?

By Frud Bezhan | ( RFE/RL) | - - Stunning landscapes, famous hospitality, and numerous World Heritage sites. Iran’s potential as a holiday destination is vast, but foreign tourists have largely avoided…

Photo of the Day: Gaza (the Old Town), 1862

The New York Public Library | Francis Frith | - - The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gaza (the…