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دروازه‌بان، مامورانی بودند که در دروازه‌ها کار می‌کردند. آنان مامور اخذ عوارض و تفتيش كالای قاچاق بوند.

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Persepolis - the golden city of Achaemenid empire

Persepolis used to be the richest city on Earth, with treasuries full of gold, grandiose palaces and rulers. Xerxes waged his war against Greece here, adding more gold and jewels to the glittering capital of Achaemenid empire.

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Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, proto-Elamite, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics. This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level.

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque - Shiraz, Iran - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com #britairtrans

‘The Lovers’ from 1972 season at Hasanlu Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley. These skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side. Penn Museum Image #97482. University of Pennsylvania says their Museum exhibited these 'Hasanlu Lovers' skeletons in 1974, who died together in about 800 B.C.and appear like they are kissing each other before they died