A scene from The Seventh Seal and a book cover.
Bergman lost his final game of chess.
One of the world's leading directors of modern cinema Ingmar Bergman, has died at the age of 89. Death itself had long been one of the subjects of his films - most famously represented as a chess player in his film, The Seventh Seal.
A daf is a large-sized frame drum used to accompany both popular and classical music in Iran, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey (where it is called tef), Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and India (where it is known as the Dafli).
After Stanley Kubrick?s The Shining
The British summer holiday season began yesterday with 85mm of rain that brought flooding and transport chaos in London.
The Dasht-e Kavir, or plain of desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is a primarily uninhabited wasteland, made of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the little moisture from completely evaporating.
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