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Iran Says to Help Restore Taq Kasra Only Upon Iraq’s Official Invitation

Iran says it will help restore the Persian archaeological masterpiece Taq Kasra (also known as the Arch of Ctesiphon), located in modern-day Iraq, only if Baghdad officially asks Tehran to do so.

Se-Kooheh; Ancient Castle Shining on Hilltop in Southeast Iran

The Se-Kooheh castle in southeastern Iran is among the most  important castles of the Islamic era.

Historical Edifice in Tehran Turned into Public Garden

A garden which used to be the personal home and entertainment resort of Hassan Vosough od-Dowleh, the prime minister of Iran during the Qajar rule, has been converted into a public park.

Iranian Miniature: A Unique, Fabulous School of Art

The Iranian miniature, which was recently registered by the UNESCO as a world heritage, includes a whole range of arts, including flower and bird painting, illustration with human themes, illumination, decoration of books with Islamic-themed miniatures, etc.

Bam Citadel: 17 Years after Devastating Earthquake

The Arg-e Bam or Bam Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake on December 26, 2003, along with much of the rest of Bam and its environs.
Switzerland Returns 2800-Year-Old Smuggled Glazed Bricks to Iran

Switzerland Returns 2800-Year-Old Smuggled Glazed Bricks to Iran

A total of 49 works of ancient art that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran some four decades ago have recently been returned home with the aid of Swiss officials.

Iranian Minister Hails Inclusion of Art of Miniature in UNESCO List

Iran’s minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has congratulated the Iranian people on the UNESCO’s decision to inscribe the art of miniature on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Miniature Art Registered on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The miniature art has officially been registered on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Historical Houses of Yazd Converted into Ecotourism Hotels

Houses in the historical city of Yazd in central Iran have been turned into magnificent ecotourism hotels.
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Iran to Present Four Intangible Heritage Cases to Be Registered on UNESCO’s List

Iran is to present four cases for registration to the 15th meeting of the Intangible Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scentific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).