2007, December 19 : Iranian archeologists have discovered two interconnected Ismaili cellars dating back to 5th - 7th centuries in the vicinity of the historical castle of Alamout, 100 km from Tehran during the excavation of the northern gate of the fortress intended to study the Safavid era strata of the castle. The fortress was once the headquarters of the Ismaili sect, led by Hassan Sabbah between the 11th and 13th centuries. TE/HGH
U of T Mississauga professor's book receives Iran 's highest prize in the humanities - Professor Shafique Virani of the Department of Historical Studies at U of T Mississauga and U of T’s Department and Centre for the Study of Religion has received a Farabi International Award for his book The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation.
Mashhad Jamatkhana, Iran - Ayats 35-37 of Sura Nur from the Holy Quran, are inscribed in the niche-like frontispiece