The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences approved 26 animation feature submissions for the 90th Oscar race. An animation about Iran 'Window Horses the Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming', written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming, is among the first lineup.
Animation about Iran among 26 features submitted for 90th Oscar race
Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with X-ray microscopy showed that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper — an element previously not identified in ancient ink.
Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper
From teeny tiny paintings with a royal pedigree to monumental carpets that shimmer with actual gold, the 'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) mines a super-secret (but not for long) private collection of Persian art.
Tiny Persian paintings, golden carpets decorate Houston exhibition
Iran’s feature film ‘Breath’, written and directed by Narges Abyar, managed to win Children and Youth Film Competition Special Jury Award for Best Director and Award for Best Young Actress (Sareh Nour-Mousavi) at the 24th Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” (MIFF “Listapad”) in Belarus.
Iran’s ‘Breath’ catches two awards in Belarus
Iranian animated product 'Release from Heaven', directed by Ali Noori-Oskouei, won the Best Animation award at the First Gold Movie Awards in London, the UK.
'Release from Heaven' unmatched at Gold Movie Awards
Weaving of the world's finest and third largest carpet started in Neyshabur, Khorasan Razavi Province, said the managing director of Nafis Carpet Company on Tuesday.
Iranian artists begin weaving world's third largest carpet
Iran will be the special guest at the 22nd International Handicraft and Gift Exhibition of Milan (Artisans d'Art), Italy which is one of the largest handicraft exhibitions in the world, with more than 120 countries participating.
Iran a Milan handicraft exhibition special guest
Iranian feature film 'Immortality' won the Best Drama Feature Film award at the 2017 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in New York.
'Immortality' fetches Iran Big Apple feature award
A team of Frankfurt-based archeologists has returned from the Iraqi-Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah with new findings. The discovery of a loom from the fifth to sixth century AD in particular caused a stir.
Sassanid loom discovered in Northern Iraq

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