If you visit the National Museum of Tehran, you will probably see the showcase where the salt man is located. This salt man is one of a total of six mummies discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines, located on the southern part of the Hamzehlu village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in the Zanjan Province in Iran. In the winter of 1993, when the workers were excavating and extracting salt from a mine near the hills of this area, they encountered a corpse. By performing some experiments on the dead body of salt man, this result was obtained that the corpse dates back to 1700 years ago. Archaeological studies on the salt man show that due to the special arrangement of long-headed hair, the presence of gold earrings in the left ear, leather boots and texture of the cloth, the corpse was not a simple miner's worker, but a high-ranking person with a high social base. But the cause of his presence, death and death in the Chahar Abad salt mine remains unclear. The salt man whose body appears in glass compartments, is one of the most important attractions of the ancient Iranian museum that is well worth visiting.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Watching beautiful birds has been a common recreational activity among people across the world for decades and the enthusiasts regardless of their occupations or specialties do this healthy recreation. Contrary to the public view, it is not necessary to be an ornithologist for birdwatching, only it is enough to have interest in nature, as beautiful and colorful feathers of a finch or singing of a blackbird affect every viewers or listeners. In the right place, and at the right time, birdwatchers can observe many types of bird as they pass through well-known migration spots. The Caspian Sea is one of the most important habitat areas for migratory aquatic birds. This sea is located at the geographical distribution center of the geese and ducks population, and each year there are more than 10-12 million different types of ducks and Goose, Swans and other birds are migrating there. Anzali Lagoon in Gilan province is one of the promising destinations for birdwatching tours in Iran. The natural and beautiful features of Anzali lagoon are its tulips and migratory birds such as swans, pelicans, ducks and other carnivores. Over tens of thousands of migratory birds pass this lagoon as well. The diversity of vegetation in the wetland has attracted migratory birds to Anzali lagoon. From the other beauties of Anzali Lagoon, white lotus can be noted which grants certain effects to this area. The most active seasons for birdwatching in tropical areas are spring and autumn during their migrations. Most species of birds can be seen in this seasons.
|Anzali Lagoon, Gilan provice, Iran|
There is a growing trend of bird photography among birdwatchers. As a result, special bird photography trips are being developed. The knowledgeable tour guides of Uppersia, with the safety and satisfaction of travelers in mind, will accompany you and take this tour to a whole new level.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Cooking is another Iranian art which is rooted in our culture. Persian foods, accompanied by herbs and spices are the products of Iranian creativity. Our foods are often said to be some of the best in the world. Traditional foods have survived over a thousand years. Some examples of traditional food and sweets, served in celebrations are:
•Samanou is a kind of sweet which is prepared with freshly germinated wheat syrup, flour and sometimes cooked with walnut, almond and pistachio. Samanou is one of the main sweets that served during New Year.
•Dolmeh (stuffed leaves): a meal prepared with rice, ground beef, split pea and special vegetables and wrapped in leaves like grape or cabbage leaves.
Integral parts of Iranian dishes are Rice and Khoresh, or “Lamb stew” which is prepared with meat, oil and vegetables. Chelo is rice served with oil or butter and eaten with kebab or other khoresh.
Basloqh is a kind of traditional sweet prepared with starch, water, sugar, cardamom, coconut powder and butter, mostly in Azerbaijan.
•Abgosht (Dizzi) is a delicious meal with meat, chickpea and beans and is served traditionally in restaurants.
•Zulbia, which looks a bit like a multi stranded pretzel, and Bamieh are the most popular cookies in Ramadan,fasting month.
Moreover, some kinds of food are frequently prepared for distribution to the community as a charitable religious act. When a sheep is slaughtered for a special occasion it is common to give meat to all of one's neighbors, to give thanks for the fulfillment of a desire. Likewise, during the months of Muharram and Safar, communal meals are paid for by charitable individuals. The most common food served on these occasions is a rice made with yellow peas and meat.Iran is home to some of the world's finest restaurants. While traveling in Iran during especial months, do not miss the chance of tasting tasty Iranian food.