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Even Underground Tunnels Used to Get Married in Iran!

One of the oldest and strangest traditions in Iran was to hold wedding ceremonies between widows and underground water tunnels called qanats.

Sky Burial; Ancient Tradition of Iran’s Zoroastrians

Ancient Zoroastrians believed the dead body should be put in particular structures to be feasted upon by birds of prey, because the burial or burning of the corpses would cause water and soil to become dirty, which is forbidden in the ancient religion.

Ancient Artefacts Discovered in Iran’s Mazandaran

A number of ancient artefacts dating back to first millennium BCE have been seized from smugglers in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran, a cultural heritage official announced.

Tehran’s Attractions in Photos: Post Museum

The Post and Telegraph (Communications) Museum of Iran was first opened in 1933 on the southern side of Imam Khomeini Square in central Tehran inspired by European specialized museums.

Tehran Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs in Capital

Unlike other parks, you cannot walk leisurely in Tehran’s Jurassic Park and take a rest for a while in a corner because everything here is different and exciting.

Pre-Historic Rock Arts of Teymareh Mountain

Teymareh is an ancient region with thousands of pre-historic petroglyphs located in the middle of Isfahan, Markazi and Lorestan provinces in central Iran.

Hunting Scenes on Tiles of Tehran’s Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace, a famous world heritage site in Tehran, is home to a series of beautiful tile artworks, whose history in Iran goes back to prehistoric times.
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Saturday inscribed the Sassanid Archaeological Landscape in Fars Province on its World Heritage list, increasing the number of Iranian sites to 23.
750-Year-Old Pulpit Found in Ancient Iranian Village

750-Year-Old Pulpit Found in Ancient Iranian Village

A minbar, the Islamic type of pulpit, which dates back to 750 years ago, has been unearthed, repaired, and unveiled in an ancient Iranian village.

Ancient Site Belonging to 5th Millennium BCE Discovered in Southern Iran

A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in a port city in Bushehr province, southern Iran.

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