Tehran: Professor Herman Vahramian, praised by minister of culture

IRNA, Iran
May 5 2004

Iranian professor, researcher, Herman Vahramian, praised by minister
of culture

Rome, 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 world.

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 East.

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.