Saturday, June 25, 2022

Cultural Heritage

Get to know Iran’s historical ‘Burnt City’ museum

Across from the ruins of Shahr-e Sukhteh (the Burnt City) near Iran’s southeastern city of Zahehdan, there is a museum that puts on display archeological finds uncovered in excavations of the ancient site such as clay and stone artifacts, statuettes, beads and reconstructed graves with skeletons.

5,000-year-old relic discovered in southeast Iran

An antiquity dating back to the 3rd millennium BC has been dug out in southeastern Iran.

Iran cultural heritage: 200-year-old Marvi Alley in Tehran

Kouche Marvi – Marvi Alley – is one of the oldest passageways in the Iranian capital Tehran. It is a historical alley in Nasser Khosrow street, in southern Tehran, that goes back 200 year ago.

Sadeh ancient festival in Kerman

The ancient ritual known as Sadeh festival was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, January 30, at the Iranian city of Kerman’s Zoroastrian fire temple. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ceremony was held with a limited population and with prayers and hymns by Zoroastrian priests.

Mashahd’s Robat-e Virani Ethnography Museum

The Ethnography Museum of Robat-e Virani is a key attraction near the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Once upon a time, Isfahan’s Naqshe Jahan Square

Naqshe Jahan Square is one of the oldest squares in Isfahan and one of the most beautiful monuments registered in UNESCO.

Iran Tourism Minister visits historical sites in Yazd

Seyyed Ezzatollah Zarghami, Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism has visited the Qanat of Zarch in the Iranian province of Yazd.

Iran UN envoy calls on US to deliver Achaemenid tablets

Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations stressed Washington must deliver Achaemenid tablets to Tehran completely and without any excuse.

Mahyar historical caravanserai, artistic work rarely seen elsewhere

Mahyar caravanserai is one of the excellent and prominent examples of Safavid architecture style, which is decorated with brickwork, plaster crown molding and tiling.

Welcoming Yalda 1400

This year, we will celebrate Yalda Night after a very long period of coronavirus restrictions and social distancing.

Tajrish Bazaar on the eve of Yalda Night

Yalda Night is one of the most important Iranian customs and celebrations that's several thousand years old.

Iran Calligraphy Heritage in Malek Musuem

The 16th session of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris has recognized the “National Program to Safeguard Traditional Art of Calligraphy in Iran” as an intangible heritage.

Old mansion and maritime museum side by side in Bushehr

The Persian Gulf Sea and Maritime Museum was established at the Kolah Farangi Mansion of the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr in 2008.

Remains of 16th-century ship found off Caspian Sea

The remnants of a ship dating back to the 16th century have been discovered off the coast of the Caspian Sea in the north of Iran.

Authorities seize ancient relics in central Iran

Authorities have seized 32 ancient relics from an abandoned car in the city of Mayami in Iran’s Semnan Province.

Official: Esfahan Ready for Foreign Tourists’ Return

A local official in Iran’s central province of Esfahan says it is ready to receive foreign tourists over a year after travels were barred due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Exhibition of Vintage Cars Opens in Tehran

An exhibition of Iran’s classic cars has opened in Tehran, showcasing an invaluable collection of vintage cars of historical importance.

Cooking Doşab, thousand-year-old heritage of the Azerbaijani people

Cooking Doşab or grape syrup has long been a traditional way of preserving the juice of the fruit and its properties in Iran’s northwestern region of Azarbaijan.

Swiss Parliament speaker visits Isfahan, Yazd

The speaker of the Swiss National Assembly Andreas Aebi has traveled to Isfahan and Yazd to visit the historical sites of these Iranian cities.

Iran ready to repair damaged historic monuments of Syria

The deputy head of Iran’s Ministry of Tourism has said Iran is ready to repair Syria’s historic monuments which were damaged in the war on terrorist groups like Daesh. Ali Asghar Shalbafian said Iran is capable to do that and can share its experience with Syria.

New Portico at Imam Reza Shrine: An Architectural Wonder

Work got underway in 2002 to construct a portico at Imam Reza’s holy shrine in the city of Mashhad in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorassan Razavi.

Iran discovers new inscriptions at Persepolis

Iranian archeologists have discovered several landmark inscriptions in Takhte Jamshid’s Mount Rahmat Mountain.

Enchanting Nature at Kolluk Village in Sistan & Balouchestan

Kolluk is a village in the Ghasr-e-Ghand county of Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan. The village is known as a unique tourist attraction with a pure bewitching nature and mineral springs.

‘World’s largest underground city’, located in Iran’s Tafresh

The underground city of Tafresh, which is yet to be assigned a specific name, is located in the Tarkhoran area of Tafresh in Iran’s Markazi province.

Iran’s Yazd City: World’s Largest Adobe Town

The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is the world’s largest adobe town.

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