Cultural Heritage

Achaemenid tablets unveiled in Iran

3506 Achaemenid inscriptions were delivered to Iran in late September during the Iranian president's visit to the US.

Achaemenid artifacts returned to Iran to be unveiled during cultural heritage week

In a momentous occasion celebrating Iran's rich cultural heritage, the unveiling of Achaemenid tablets returned from the United States will take center stage during Cultural Heritage Week in Iran.

Ancient artifacts unearthed during construction in Iran’s Hamedan

During the construction of a sidewalk in the western Iranian city of Hamedan, a significant discovery has been made. Archaeologists uncovered a brick wall from a building along with several other historical artifacts.

Iranians celebrate Shiraz Day; city of poetry, culture

Iranians on Saturday honored the national Shiraz Day, the day designated to remind the cultural and literary contributions of the city in southern Iran throughout history.

Iran tourism: Salasel castle and Darion creek, hidden gems in Khuzestan

In the heart of Khuzestan province in southern Iran, lie two captivating treasures waiting to be explored: Salasel Castle and Darion Creek.

Zanjan Archeology Museum in northwest Iran boasting priceless collection of ‘Salt Men’

The archeology museum in the northwestern Iranian city of Zanjan is hosting vacationers during Persian New Year holidays this year.

Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran’s Isfahan charms Nowruz tourists

Isfahan is one of the most visited and frequently cited historical cities in central Iran that captives tourists throughout the year, especially during the 13-day holidays of the Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Nowruz, a millennia-old tradition

Nowruz, which marks the beginning of Persian New Year and the arrival of the spring, has been celebrated for thousands of years.

Iran seeking to reclaim artifacts looted from Jiroft

Iran is seeking to get back the ancient artifacts stolen over two decades ago from the country’s southeastern city of Jiroft and illegally smuggled out of the country.

Cheshmeh Kileh bridge in Iran’s Tonekabon, a tourist spot for Nowruz

The Cheshmeh Kileh historical bridge in Iran’s northern Tonekabon city is a valuable cultural heritage asset.

Restoration efforts underway for firecracker-damaged Khaju bridge in Iran’s Isfahan

Following contamination by firecrackers on the last Wednesday of the year, the central part of Khaju Bridge in the southern Iranian city of Isfahan is undergoing cleaning and restoration by artisans.

Iran’s Persepolis continues to mesmerize tourists after millennia

Persepolis or Takht-e Jamshid, as it is known in Persian, is the name of an ancient city of Persia which was the magnificent and ceremonial capital of the kingdom of Persia, today’s Iran, during the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC).

Iranians, Persian-speaking communities celebrating Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh, welcome winter

Iranians are preparing to celebrate the last night of the fall and the longest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, known as Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh, with a host of traditions until midnight.

Iran tourism: Mohtasham Garden’s statues in Rasht, northern Iran

City Park or Mohtasham Garden is the oldest park of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, the capital of Guilan Province. Statues made out of trees and reshaped by artists have been put in the park.

UNESCO-tagged Soltaniyeh Dome, luring landmark of Iran’s Zanjan

The centuries-old Soltaniyeh Dome in the northwestern Iranian province of Zanjan, is an architectural masterpiece of the Ilkhanid dynasty.

Ancient relics dating back 3k years found in Hamedan, western Iran 

An official with Hamedan’s Department General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has announced the discovery of 17 ancient relics in the western Iranian province that date back to the 1st millennium B.C.

400 pieces of 10 million-year-old fossils unearthed in Iran’s northwest

Some 400 pieces of fossils dating back to 10 million years ago have been discovered near Iran’s northwestern city of Maragheh, the director general of the Environmental Protection Office of East Azarbaijan Province revealed on Tuesday.

Iran tourism: Goujebel Caravanserai, one of Iran’s major ancient monuments

The Goujebel Caravanserai is one of the major historical monuments of the southwestern Iranian town of Ahar registered on the list of heritage sites.

Artistic tapestry of felting: Mahmoud Hallajian’s legacy in Iran’s Ramsar

In the picturesque city of Ramsar in the Mazandaran province, a tale of artistry and heritage was woven into the fibers of felt.

Iran president brings back thousands of Achaemenid tablets from US

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has arrived in Tehran from New York where he took part in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, bringing back home 3,500 historical clay tablets of the Achaemenid Empire.

Iran Showcases Restored Cultural Heritage in Landmark Exhibition

The National Museum of Iran has opened its doors to exhibit a collection of historical artifacts recently repatriated from France and England.

Historical relics on display at Iranian museum

Eleven silver and golden antiquities dating back to the Achaemenid and Sasanid eras have been unveiled at a museum in Iran’s western city of Hamdedan.

Iran tourism: Conquering the Babak Castle

The Babak Castle located in the town of Kaliber in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azerbaijan is one of the country's most well-known historical castles and among the province's visitor sites, being an ideal place for history enthusiasts.

US to return thousands of Achaemenid tablets to Iran

The United States will return thousands of historical tablets of the Achaemenid Empire to Iran within months, an Iranian official announced on Monday.

Ali Qapu; Unique Historical Palace in Heart of Iran

The historical palace of Ali Qapu in Iran’s Isfahan province dates back to the beginning of the eleventh century AH and is unique in its architectural and decorative arts.

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