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Ancient Castle in Western Iran Boasts Fabulous Architecture

The Mirgholam Hashemi castle is one of the ancient castles located in western Iran, dating back to more than a century ago.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Museum of Rural Cultural Heritage

The Rural Heritage Museum in northern Iranian Gilan province is the country's only open-air museum set up to preserve rural culture and architecture.

Persian King’s Hookah Showcased in France’s Lyon

A number of Qajar-era artefacts, including a clay hookah vase belonging to Naser al-Din Shah, were recently put on display at Lyon’s Confluence Museum.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Historic House of Zinatolmolk

Zinatolmolk or Zintalolmoluk House is one of the famous buildings of Qajar period, which was built around 1290 AH in Shiraz by Ali Mohammad Khan Qavamolmolk II and completed in 1302 AH.

Historic Cannonball Found in Iran’s Isfahan

A 100-year-old cannonball has been discovered at the Chehel Sotoun Palace in the city of Isfahan, central Iran, an Iranian official announced.
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Persian Architecture in Photos: House of Ayatollah Modarres

The house of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Modarres, a prominent Iranian lawmaker in early 20th century, is a historical building in central Tehran which has been rebuilt into a house museum.

Rare Crab Species Found in Qanats of Iran’s Kerman

A rare species of freshwater crab has been found at the depths of a qanat – the ancient underground irrigation canals – in the city of Mahan in Kerman province.

US Court Rules Ancient Limestone Relief Must Be Returned to Iran

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered a Persian bas-relief dating back to approximately 500 BC to be returned to Iran, the country from which authorities say it was stolen more than 80 years ago.

Iran’s Printing Museum; A Must-See Site for Tourists

Iran’s Script and Print Museum is one of the most spectacular and fascinating places where a tourist can spend his or her time.

Iran Marks Inscription of Bam Citadel as World Heritage

Iran recently held the first edition of an international festival to mark the inscription of Bam citadel and its cultural landscape on the List of World Heritage sites by the UNESCO in its 14th anniversary.

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