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Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd
Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd

Zoroastrians in Iran have had a long history, being the oldest religious community of that nation to survive to the present-day. As of 1986, the Zoroastrian community in Iran was estimated to number 32,000 individuals. [1] Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Download high resolution version (2011x1501, 603 KB)Main Fire Temple in Yazd, Iran July 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Zoroastrianism Dari (Zoroastrian) Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (2011x1501, 603 KB)Main Fire Temple in Yazd, Iran July 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Zoroastrianism Dari (Zoroastrian) Categories: GFDL images ... The term fire temple may refer to: a Zoroastrian sanctuary, where eternal flame is a symbol a place in the Legend of Zelda game This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The city of Yazd, as seen from the tall minarets of its 12th century mosque. ... Zoroastrianism (Persian: زرتشتی, Zartoshti) was once the imperial religion of Sassanid (Sassanian) Iran, and played an important role in the Achaemenid as well as Parthian empires in Persia or more properly Iran. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The primary center of the Zoroastrian community in Iran is the province of Yazd. During the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty, there were increased migrations to Tehran, the nation's capital, where Zoroastrians thrived along with other religious minority groups. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the eventual establishment of the new theocratic Islamic Republic posed many initial setbacks for religious minorities. However, like the Assyrian and Persian Jewish communities, Zoroastrians are officially recognized and allocated one seat in the Iranian Parliament. The city of Yazd, as seen from the tall minarets of its 12th century mosque. ... The Pahlavi dynasty began with the crowning of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925 and ended with the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and the subsequent collapse of the ancient tradition of Iranian monarchy. ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran The towering Alborz mountains rising above modern Elahiyeh district and its green neighborhoods. ... Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The term theocracy is used to describe a form of government in which a religion or faith plays the dominant role. ... An Islamic republic in its modern context has come to mean several things. ... The once thriving Assyrian community in Iran was diminished from around 200,000 at the close of the 20th century to a mere 5,000 while the total population of Assyrians in all of Iran hovers at around 15,000 to 20,000 (total population of Iran is estimated at... Persian Jews (sometimes also called Iranian Jews) are Persian-speaking Jewish communities living throughout the former greatest extents of the Persian Empire. ... مجلس شورای اسلامی - The Majles; Irans Parliament. ...


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