diffusa dall'Agenzia Stampa Iraniana IRNA
Iranian professor, researcher, Herman Vahramian,
praised by minister of culture
May 5, IRNA -- Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
Ahmad Masjed Jamei praised an Italian-based Iranian research
professor for his efforts at making the world more familiar
with Iranian civilization and culture.
In a letter to Professor Herman Vahramian, Masjed Jamei said
that all Iranian citizens would be proud of his untiring efforts
to introduce Iranian and Islamic culture and civilization to
The letter was handed over to Vahramian for Masjed Jamei by
Iranian Ambassador to Rome Bahram Qasemi.
Vahramian, 64, is an Iranian-Armenian graduate of architecture
from Milan University who left Iran in 1960 to continue his
studies in the field of architecture in Italy.
Since receiving his Ph.D in 1972, Vahramian has written some
106 books on Oriental and Occidental Arts some of which relate
to Iranian arts and architecture.
He has also penned more than 120 research articles on Iranian-
Armenian Oriental Art which have been published in various publications
in different parts of the world including Iran, the United States
and Armenia as well as in some countries in Europe and the Middle
Masjed Jamei, in his letter to Vahramian, said that Iranian-
Armenians, along with other ethnic minorities of Iran, have
always served the country in many ways.
Praising Vahramian's 40 years of untiring efforts in introducing
Iranian and Islamic culture to the world, the minister said
Iranians would undoubtedly be proud of him.
It was also learned that the Iranian professor was made an honorary
citizen of Italy in 1997 for his significant efforts at encouraging
relations among world nations.
Vahramian is currently in Milan taking a rest as he has been
diagnosed with a debilitating disease.