Iran, UN-Habitat Sign Agreement on Joint Projects

Iran, UN-Habitat Sign Agreement on Joint Projects

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed an agreement to carry out joint projects on the conservation of cultural heritage.

Skygazers in Iran Eagerly Awaiting Partial Solar Eclipse

Skygazers, space fans and nature-lovers across the world are waiting to enjoy a rare phenomenon as an annular solar eclipse strikes the Middle East and Asia on Thursday December 26.
Achaemenid Pool Discovered in Iran’s Pasargadae

Achaemenid Pool Discovered in Iran’s Pasargadae

Iranian archaeologists have discovered a trapezoidal blue pool dating back to the Achaemenid era in the southern Fars province.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Chal-Nakhjir Cave

Chal-Nakhjir Cave is located in Delijan, a town in the central Iranian province of Markazi. The beautiful cave has speleothems – commonly known as a cave formation – which look like cauliflower.
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Italian Solution to Boost Tourism Industry in Iran

The number of Europeans visiting Iran has decreased since the US left the nuclear deal in 2018, which escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf. But now the director of culture and tourism at the Italian Confcooperative has a solution to change that situation in Iran.
Persian Architecture in Photos: Historical House of Motamen-ol-Atebba

Persian Architecture in Photos: Historical House of Motamen-ol-Atebba

The house of “Motamen-ol-Atebba” – a beautiful building of Qajar era in Oudlajan neighbourhood, downtown Tehran – was decorated on Saturday for Yalda Night celebration.

Iranian People Celebrate Yalda Night Together

Iranian people from all walks of life celebrated on Saturday night one of the most ancient Persian celebrations called Yalda Night, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Iranian Korsi Brings Family Members Together on Yalda Night

Iranian Korsi Brings Family Members Together on Yalda Night

One of the Iranian traditions going back generations is for family members to sit around a korsi on Yalda night.
Paternitecture; Patterns in Iran’s Contemporary Environments (6)

Paternitecture; Patterns in Iran’s Contemporary Environments

Tehran recently hosted an event called “paternitecture”, featuring the application of patterns in manmade environments of contemporary Iran.
Popular, Iconic Dishes of Yalda Night in Iran

Popular, Iconic Dishes of Yalda Night in Iran

Yalda dinner, a meal traditionally eaten at the winter solstice each December, forms a significant part of gatherings held to celebrate “Shab-e Yalda” (the longest night of the year) in Iran. Let’s find more about various Yalda dishes in different parts of the country.