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Jaszbereny monument set up in Yazd

Source: Tehran Times; photos by Islamic Republic News Agency

A monument of the Hungarian city of Jaszbereny has been set up in Azadi Square in the central Iranian city of Yazd. The monument was unveiled during a ceremony on Thursday as part of a sisterhood agreement signed between the municipalities of Yazd and Jaszbereny five years ago.

Hungarian Ambassador George Petto, a number his colleagues and a group of Iranian officials attended the ceremony.

The monument bears images of the Jassic people or Jasz, an ethnic group of Iranian descent who mostly live in the Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok county of Hungary.

The Lehel Horn, which is a symbol of Jaszbereny inhabitants' ethnic coherence, independence and desire for freedom, is also among the images.

Lehel (died 955) was a Magyar chieftain and one of the brilliant military leaders of prince Taksony of Hungary. Horns such as this were used by the early Hungarians, both as drinking vessels and as signaling devices.

At the ceremony, Petto called Yazd an important city through Iran's history and the cradle of Persian civilization.

He expressed hope that cultural relations between Yazd and Jaszbereny would be expanded in the near future.

He said that not only the Jassic people but also all Hungarians are desirous to be more familiar with Iranian culture and civilization.

A model of a wind catcher, which symbolizes Yazd city, will be set up in Jaszbereny in the near future.

The city of Jaszbereny is located 100 kilometers east of Budapest. The Jasz people are of the Aryan people of Ossetia. They settled near the rivers Zagyva and Tarna together with the Kun people during the thirteenth century.

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Yazd is located 270 kilometers southeast of Isfahan. Yazd is famous for its unique architecture and also for the variety of delicious confections that are produced in the city.

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