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Image Remarks: One of tens of thousands of Achaemenid foundation Tablets (#040428) lent to the University of Chicago. These clay tablets depict inner workings of the administration of the ancient Persian Empire. Clues&Views:The fact that a Zionist US Federal Judge ordered to confiscate the invaluable collection of Achaemenid Tablets loaned to Chicago University’s Oriental Institute is a broad daylight act of theft and disrespect to world historical heritage and can only be named a barbaric judicial system. The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute returned a set of 300 ancient Iranian tablets in 2004. The 300 tablets made of clay and impressed in cuneiform, record administrative details of the Persian heartland from about 500 B.C. They are among a group of tens of thousands of tablets and tablet fragments that were loaned to the University’s Oriental Institute in 1937 to be studied. A group of 179 complete tablets was returned in 1948, and another group of more than 37,000 tablet fragments was returned in 1951.

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1.An oriental teahouse in the historical Masouleh village near Fouman adorn with colorful tribal Kilims, and hand-made pottery. Masouleh has an age of eight hundred to a thousand years and the local artists did their best to preserve the its ambiance. 2.Masouleh, a gateway to Heavens. View from the inside a souvenir shop featuring traditional handicrafts from around Iran. A perfect spot to buy colorful gifts for the loved ones. Pottery, glassworks, woodworks, and paintings are most popular. 3.An oriental Carpet, Kilim and Rugs store in Masouleh. Products such as kilim (rug made of goat’s hair), Jajim (a carpet made of wool or cotton), Chamush (traditional shoes), clothes, knives and silk scarves are some of the items sold at the old bazaar. 4.Colorful handwoven dolls: one of iconic handicrafts presented to tourists as souvenirs along with socks bath-cloths and gloves at the historicl Masouleh village in Gilan Province. The photo was taken near the main Bazaar (market) area. 5.A Persian weblog has created a mock graphic poster of the French President Fracois Hollande reporting live for PressTV in front of the Eiffel Tower in order to protest a ban on the Iranian news channel, a hypocracy showcase of democracy.
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