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One of the oldest and strangest traditions in Iran was to hold wedding ceremonies between widows and underground water tunnels called qanats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in a port city in Bushehr province, southern Iran.