Jun 16, 2020 09:15 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 14, 2020 15:11 Asia/Tehran]

Shiraz (IP) - On the last day of Zoorkhaneh Sports and Pahlavani Cultural Week, veterans of the Varzesh Bastani- meaning 'ancient sport'- were honored in the Khalil Oghab Zoorkhaneh of Shiraz, southern Iran.

Iran PressIran news: The big event of Zurkhaneh athletes was held in Shiraz with the aim of commemorating the Pahlavani Culture, with the presence of athletes and ancient sports fans. 

The day of Zoorkhaneh Sports and Pahlavani Culture was founded to commemorate the epic battle of Imam Ali (as) in the battle of Khaybar on Shawwal 17, the tenth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar. 

Zoorkhaneh Sports have been introduced and recognized as the ancient Iranian heritage throughout the world.

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