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Historic Cannonball Found in Iran’s Isfahan

A 100-year-old cannonball has been discovered at the Chehel Sotoun Palace in the city of Isfahan, central Iran, an Iranian official announced.
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Persian Architecture in Photos: House of Ayatollah Modarres

The house of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Modarres, a prominent Iranian lawmaker in early 20th century, is a historical building in central Tehran which has been rebuilt into a house museum.

US Court Rules Ancient Limestone Relief Must Be Returned to Iran

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered a Persian bas-relief dating back to approximately 500 BC to be returned to Iran, the country from which authorities say it was stolen more than 80 years ago.

Iran’s Printing Museum; A Must-See Site for Tourists

Iran’s Script and Print Museum is one of the most spectacular and fascinating places where a tourist can spend his or her time.

Iran Marks Inscription of Bam Citadel as World Heritage

Iran recently held the first edition of an international festival to mark the inscription of Bam citadel and its cultural landscape on the List of World Heritage sites by the UNESCO in its 14th anniversary.

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.

Makhunik Village; The Mysterious Land of Lilliputians

Makhunik, also known as the land of Lilliputians, is a unique village in eastern Iran which dates back to hundreds of years ago.

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.

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