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Iran’s ‘Vanguard Museum’ Displays World War Legacies

The Vanguard Museum in Gilan province, northern Iran, recounts stories of world wars to preserve the past heritage for future generations.

Remains of Historical Iron Foundries Found in Central Iran

Sites of ancient iron foundries dating back to the Achaemenid era have been discovered in the central Iranian province of Yazd.

Iran Showcases Handkerchief Soaked with Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Blood

The image of a blood-soaked handkerchief belonging to Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the 19th-century Iranian king, has been put on public display at the Golestan Palace, the former royal complex of the Qajar Dynasty in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Two Major Traditional Iranian Bazaars Closed due to COVID-19

The traditional bazaars in the towns of Naein and Zavareh in the central Iranian province of Isfahan have been closed amid a surge in the coronavirus outbreak.

Dar ul-Funun: Iran’s First Modern Centre for Higher Education

The historical Dar ul-Funun school was a watershed in Iran’s educational system as it was the country’s first modern institution of higher learning.

Vaziri Cave Museum in Suburban Tehran

Photos of Vaziri Cave Museum whose sculptures represent Iranian folklore.

Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors

A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.

Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Moaven-ul-Molk Tekyeh

The Takieh of Moaven-ul-Molk in western Iranian city of Kermanshah is the country's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

Palace of Ardeshir: A Unique 3rd-Century Structure in Southern Iran

The Palace of Ardeshir Babakan (Papakan) in Fars province, southern Iran, dates back to the Sassanid era.

Chehel Sotoun: A Mesmerizing Monument in Central Iran

Chehel Sotoun is one of Iran’s most famous historical monuments dating back to the Safavid era.