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Pottery Uncovered In Iron Age Cemetery Hill in Qazvin

A Cultural Heritage Research Center local archaeologist and the head of a team working on delimiting the cemetery hill in Qazvin alluvial plain told reporters on Saturday that they had been excavating the site in 68 places with depths varying between 1 and 6 meters; “the southwestern part of the site has the largest number of excavations with 28 cases. Preliminary estimations by Yousef Majidzadeh suggest the chalcolithic part of the site has a 100-hectare peripheries; our present excavations roughly found more or less the same delimitation for the site,” Nowzar Heidari told the press. “The visible scope of the cemetery hill (Iron Age and settled-industrial sections of the chalcolithic period) has been estimated to be 7 hectares before new excavations. We estimate widening the scope to 17 hectares in the near future.”

According to MNA, Heidari also added that the widening in the northern side will be the least with most widening in southwestern side of the site; “excavations uncovered pottery in good conditions; a new tomb was excavated to examine whether the newly-found tomb is part of the older tombs excavated earlier, where we found that it was part of the Iron Age cemetery and had not been discovered for a long time,” he said.

“Agricultural activities and irrigation mode have damaged the sepulchers, with most bone parts irrevocably lost,” he concluded.

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‘Gita’ to Be Screened in Oaxaca Filmfest

A product of the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) and produced by Majid Sheikhansari, ‘Gita’ relates the life of the eponymous character and her husband Amir. Struck by the nostalgia for her son, who is not in Iran, Gita experiences difficulties which life poses on the family, unexpected and tortuous as to hit their halcyon days with tumult.

“Gita” will be on screen October 8 and 11, to bring to Mexican audiences figures such as Merila Zarei, Hamidreza Azarang, Sarah Bahrami, Behnaz Jafari, and a host of others in the crew. ‘Gita’ was screened in the 34th Fajr Film Festival last February and is the first long cinematic work by Madadi who coauthored with Mitra Teimourian the screenplay, MNA reported.

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Afghan-Iranian Joint Production Represents Afghanistan at Oscars

Directed by Navid Mahmudi, the film is about teenage lovers Nabi and Fereshteh who are separated by her family’s flight from Afghanistan. After years apart, Nabi decides to find Fereshteh and risk the hardship of flight and resettlement in Europe with a hope of a better life.

Starring Reza Ahmadi and Fereshteh Hosseini, the movie has been produced by Mahmudi’s brother, Jamshid.

According to Tehran Times, “Parting” is scheduled to have its world premiere in the New Current section of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which will be held from October 6 to 15.

The Tehran-based Afghan filmmaking duo made “A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, another migration and love drama that was Afghanistan’s submission to the 2015 Oscars.

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Iranian Designer Says “Speed in City II” Will Surprise Gamers

He made the remarks during the unveiling ceremony of the racing video game, which was held under the auspices of the National Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) at Sarv Cultural Center in Tehran.

Motorcycle and Automobile Federation of Iran Director Mahmud Seydanlu, top Iranian speed driver Shervin Yaqaneh and several representatives of local video game companies attended the event.

Domestically-made platforms and sophisticated infrastructure that our team has built up over a five year span of time can be regarded as the backbone of the project, explained Ahmadi, who works for Arvin Tech Studio.

“Speed in City II” is also comparable in quality to the internationally-known speed games such as such as “Need for Speed” by American developer Electronic Arts, Inc., Ahmadi said.

He added that the game as a sequel to their earlier productions brings together a very rich story line with loads of cars and characters that are scattered around a vibrant urban area of about 70 square meters.

According to its distributers, “Speed in City II” is scheduled to come to market within days.

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Girls to Stage Musical Performance at Tehran Center

The performance titled “The Children of My Homeland Iran” will be choreographed by Hayedeh Kishipur, the director of Shiftegan-e Del, a large troupe of female performers, the publicist of the troupe, Manijeh Babai, said in a press release on Friday.

Parisa Mahjur is the writer of a text for the performance, which will be narrated by Maryam Oladi.

Only women are allowed to attend the performance, Tehran Times reported.

Shiftegan-e Del performed “Scheherazade the Storyteller” about Scheherazade, the legendary Persian queen and the storyteller of “One Thousand and One Nights”, at Niavaran in May.

The troupe also staged “A Scheherazade Should Be” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall in January 2015.

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Bartolone Visits Iran’s Historic Ex-Capital Isfahan

“There are 107 cities and 833 villages and residential areas in Isfahan Province of Iran which homes 5 million of Iran’s population,” said Rasoul Zargarpour, Governor-general of the province, in his meeting with President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone late on Wednesday in the renowned hotel of Isfahan, Abbasi Hotel.

According to MNA, the Iranian official boasted that Isfahan is a center for production of gold, steel, milk, chicken, egg, and oil derivatives in Iran which also homes some of best universities and peaceful nuclear plants of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“We are also willing to accept sisterhood of one of French cities with Isfahan to develop technology and culture relations,” said Zargarpour, “as Isfahan is in partnership with 14 cities across the world.”

The Governor-general of the province also referred to air routes between many cities around the world and Isfahan, especially opened after the successful implementation of the Iran-Sextet agreement of July 14, 2015, known as the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), and called for establishment of a direct route between one of French cities and Isfahan to improve tourism industry of both countries. 

“Good agreements were made during the visit of the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, to Isfahan and Isfahan is willing to expand cooperation in areas of reducing air-pollution, and resolving water and irrigation problems,” asserted the Iranian official.

Accompanied by the head of France-Iran parliamentary friendship group and members of France defense commission and foreign policy, Claude Bartolone, in this meeting, for his part, referred to the vast potentials of cooperation between Iran and France and reassured that the two countries can have good interaction in the areas of water, agriculture, and environment.

“The visit of the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, to Iran was in pursuance with developing interactions,” reassured Bartolone, “water crisis is the problem of many countries and as a result joint meetings are necessary to address the issue.”

Saying that many French, whether investors, culture-lovers, or from other walks of life, are eager to travel to Isfahan, Bartolone speculated that French visitors are a big part of travelers to Isfahan.

“We have to believe that tourism not only helps economy flourish but also established peace and serenity in the world,” asserted the French top parliamentarian.

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