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Carving out art on precious stones
Carving out art on precious stones
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These are some of the stories covered in this episode of the Iran program:

Carving out art on precious stones

Early Persians knew their history could not be manipulated when it is literally set on stone. That is why they have made quite a reputation in history for making reliefs and stone inscriptions. Today, we are still very fond of engraving on stones. And the method we use for this art is one of a kind. Hoda Lezgee will tell you what exactly the method is.

Mount Khajeh; Once an island

Here’s another one of those Iran features where we get to flaunt our ancient history and civilization. Let’s go to the south-east of Iran, hundreds of meters above sea level, to the flat hilltop of Mt. Khajeh that was once an island.

Horticulture, safety and luxury in Lavasan

There’s a town in Iran’s capital province that’s known as one of the safest cities in the world. And there are many upscale neighborhoods in Lavasan. Some Iranians even call it the Beverly Hills or Switzerland or Tehran.