Saturday, June 25, 2022

Cultural Heritage

4 graves discovered beneath rural houses on historical Ahranjan Hill

The head of the Ahranjan Hill Stratigraphy Program has announced the discovery of four tombs dating back to the Chalcolithic Age under rural houses. The hill is one of the most important historical sites in northwestern Iran.

International Museum Day and Cultural Heritage

May 18 marks International Museum Day and Cultural Heritage. On this occasion, visiting historical and cultural sites run by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts in Iran was free for the public on Wednesday.

Iran tourism: Qazaq Khaneh building in Tehran

In the vicinity of the Shahrbani Palace in the heart of Tehran sits the Qazaq Khaneh building, an old monument with a minimal architecture. It can be described as one of the first-ever buildings serving military and administrative purposes in the capital which lives to this day.

Hundreds of slabs and stone inscriptions discovered at a Persepolis palace

Iranian archeologists have discovered hundreds of slabs and stone inscriptions at Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Achaemenian dynasty of Iran.

Marmar Palace, Iran’s Museum of Art

Marmar Palace, is one of the historical palaces of Tehran and a major tourism attraction, which was built in 1934 on an order by the then Iranian ruler Reza Shah.

Artifacts returned from France to Iran on display

A collection of 29 historical objects of the period between five thousand years ago and the Islamic era was recently returned to Iran through the efforts of the Iranian cultural counsellor in France.

Magnificent Iran; Khormiz castle in Yazd

Khormiz is a very beautiful old castle in Mehriz, Yazd, which until a hundred years ago was the residence of the people of that area and protected them against the invaders.

Iran displays historical objects repatriated from France

Iran has put on display 29 historical objects the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts says were returned to the country from France after a flurry of diplomatic contacts with Paris.

Iran tourism: Garmsarm, the Dragon Mountain and the Bermuda Triangle of the desert

Garmsar, a city in the west of Iran’s Semnan Province, has numerous historical and tourist attractions. it’s a suitable place for a stay to take a rest during Nowurz holidays.

Harsin, a tourist destination as old as history in western Iran

The beautiful and ancient city of Harsin, dubbed by some archaeologists “The oldest city of Iran”, is a perfect tourist destination given that it is home to many historical monuments. However, many people know little about this unique region. Harsin is among the oldest cities of Iran and Asia and is located 44 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Kermanshah Province.

Iran tourism: Hamoun, unique beauty and historical significance

If you want to travel to a city that is unique in terms of natural beauty and is at the same time historical and ancient, then visit the city of Hamun in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

Iran tourism: Larestan, a bond between history, nature and tourism

The mixture of all elements of tourism, that is, the existence of multiple historical monuments, markets, shopping centers and gorgeous natural scenery, the production of scrumptious souvenirs and beautiful handicrafts, the cooking of unique food all have made Larestan a good tourist destination for Nowruz.

Iran tourism: Qeshm Island, a jewel in Persian Gulf

Qeshm is a beautiful Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz, which separates the Persian Gulf from the Oman Sea. Shaped like a dolphin, it is the largest Persian Gulf island and of the biggest of its kind in the world.

Nowruz mood in Isfahan’s historical Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the main tourist attractions of Iran’s central city of Isfahan.

‘Carnival of Joy’ marks Nowruz across Iran’s Semnan Province

A festive carnival, called the Carnival of Joy, has been travelling across Iran’s north-central province of Semnan, as Iranians are celebrating the start of spring and the Persian New Year.

Iran tourism: Barim Bridge, a relic of Iran civilization glory

Along the road connecting the city of Shiraz in Fars Province to Gachsaran, a city in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, there is an ancient bridge built over the Tang-e Shiv River, which, according to historical studies, dates back to the Sassanid or Zoroastrian eras in the pre-Islamic period.

Kashan’s Fin Garden among top Nowruz holidays travel destinations

The governor of the central Iranian city of Kashan says more than 15,000 people have visited the city’s iconic Fin Garden over the past two days, as the Nowruz travel season gets underway.

Smuggled Iranian antiquities return home, displayed at Iran Natl. Museum

Ancient pottery originally unearthed in the western Iranian region of Bookan, has been put on show at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, after being returned home from Switzerland.

The rituals of Chaharshanbe Suri

They say old timers believed that the ashes from Chaharshanbe Suri were ominous. Also, families whose loved ones were ill or who had a wish made a vow and cooked āsh.

Chaharshanbe Suri and spoon-banging-Hamedan

Chaharshanbe Suri is one of the most ancient and beautiful traditional festivals of Iran. This festival has been celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year since ancient times up until now. Chaharshanbe Suri is very popular among Iranians and is marked across the country.

Tehran holds ceremony celebrating Nowruz

The Iranian capital Tehran has held a ceremony featuring traditional music and arts to celebrate Nowruz, a festival that marks the Persian New Year.

Nowruz traditions: Goldfish, guests at Haft Seen tables

Nowruz is one of the most beautiful and lasting traditions of Iranians and ethnic Iranians, which is marked across the world. Nowruz rituals ranging from Haji Firuz, Chaharshanbe Suri and New Year house-cleaning to Haft Seen and visits to relatives’ houses and Sizdah Bedar have evolved over a span of thousands of years and are observed with slight differences at each corner of the Iranian lands.

Nowruz Khani, a tradition marking arrival of spring in Guilan

One of the traditional customs and rituals in Guilan Province is Nowruz Khani – or singing to mark Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Sa’adat, a historical school in Iran’s Bushehr

The National Day of Bushehr coincides with the anniversary of the founding of Sa’adat School in the southern Iranian port city.

Tabriz hosts giant colored eggs festival

A park in the Iranian city of Tabriz is hosting a festival of large colored Nowruz eggs.

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