Monday, August 15, 2022

Cultural Heritage

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.

Selasal Castle, Iran’s 10th cultural heritage site registered on UN list

Selasal Castle is a huge fortified building in Iran’s Khuzestan province dating back to the Sassanid era.

Iran Beauties in Photos; Imam Mosque of Semnan

The Imam or Soltani Mosque in Semnan city, in eastern Tehran, is one of the most important and beautiful historical sites of Iran’s central region.

Parthian Rhyton Discovered in Iran’s Iron Age Cemetery

The Iranian researchers have found a Parthian era clay rhyton shaped in the form of wild goat in a graveyard in Semnan province, in eastern Tehran.

Diamond Mansion; A Royal Structure in Tehran’s Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex located in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Elegy on Imam Hussein Most Widely-Used Text on Persian Inscriptions

A researcher on cultural heritage says the renowned poem of the Iranian poet Mohtasham Kashani on the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein, on the Day of Ashura, is the most widely used piece of Persian poetry in inscriptions around the world.

Ancient Objects Unearthed at Site of ‘Lost City’ in Western Iran

Archaeologists have dug out objects belonging to the Seleucid, Parthian and Islamic (Ilkhanid) eras while searching the site of the Laodiseh temple in the city of Nahavand in the west-central Iranian province of Hamadan.

Ferdows Garden: A Mesmerizing, Ancient Monument in Heart of Tehran

The Ferdows Garden located in the Iranian capital, Tehran, dates back to the era of Mohammad Shah Qajar, the third king of the Qajary Dynasty who ruled in the 1830s and 1840s.

Iran’s Nat’l Sports Museum: A Display of Nation’s Athletic History, Honours

Iran’s National Sports, Olympics and Paralympics Museum is a treasure trove of the country’s history.

Researchers Announce New Discovery in Historical Graveyard in Northern Iran

New excavations at Liar Sang Bon Cemetery in Iran’s northern province of Gilan have found a direct connection between the size of the graves and the social rank and status of the people buried there.

Sangsar Museum of Rocks & Fossils; Unique Attraction in Central Iran

A museum in Iran’s Semnan province showcases fossils that belong to over 620 million years ago.

Iran’s Uramanat Landscape Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Cultural Landscape of Iran’s Uramanat region, comprising agricultural villages located in the mountainous Kurdistan Province of Iran, has qualified for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Iran’s Railway Network Registered on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

Iran’s national railway network has been registered on the global cultural heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Sormeh and Telli; Two Traditional Cosmetics Made in Iran’s Shahroud 

Sormeh or Kohl is one of the ancient eye cosmetics of Iran and Telli is a substance for maintaining the balance of the scalp and protecting the hair.

Tirgan; A Splendid Festival of Ancient Persia

The Tirgan Festival, along with Nowruz, Mehregan and Sadeh festivals, is among the most important festivities of ancient Iran, which used to be performed with special splendor.

Ordibehesht House; Cultural Centre in Tehran’s Historic Oudlajan Neighbourhood

This is “Ordibehesht House”, a magnificent memento from Zand dynasty’s era, which housed Mirza Mohammad Nazer and his family during the rule of Nasereddin Shah from Qajar dynasty.

Rooyin: The First Traditional Textile Village in Iran

The Iranian village Rooyin, which dates back to the Timurid era, is located in the northeastern province of North Khorasan.

Ancient Iranian Castle among Top National Heritage Sites

The Kent castle, named after a nearby village, is a historical monument dating back to the Afsharid era.

Zilu – An Original Artform from Iran’s Desert People

An analysis of structural techniques and designs shows that Zilu, although looking like a simple hand-woven thread rug, has a profound cultural richness and depth of thought.

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