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Smuggled Iranian Antiquities to Return Home from Austria

Smuggled Iranian Antiquities to Return Home from Austria

Ancient artefacts belonging to Iran have been handed over to the Iranian representative in Austria via legal formalities.
Engraving Art ; Unique Manifestation of Iranian Culture, History 4

Engraving Art; Unique Manifestation of Iranian Culture, History

Toreutics or the art of engraving patterns on metal objects is a traditional art in Iran that has long been practised by many people in different parts of the country.
Shadiakh Neighbourhood in Iran's Neishabour

Iran’s History in Photos: Shadiakh Neighbourhood

Shadiakh was once one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the ancient city of Neishabour, Khorasan Razavi province, eastern Iran.
Hilevar Rock Village; A Survivor of Mongol Invasion of Iran 4

Hilevar Rock Village; A Survivor of Mongol Invasion of Iran

Dating back to the Ilkhanid period, the historical rock village of Hilevar is located in Osku, East Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.
Parthian Graveyard Found in Central Iran

Parthian Graveyard Found in Central Iran

Archaeologists have unearthed a jar burial cemetery at an ancient historic site in Iran’s central city of Isfahan dating back to the Parthian Empire.
Vali Castle in Western Iran

Vali Castle in Western Iran, Iconic Symbol of Indigenous Culture

The Vali Castle is a major tourist attraction in Iran’s western province of Ilam as the site has turned into a museum since a decade ago.
Ancient Stone Well Discovered in Isfahan Hills 1

Ancient Stone Well Discovered in Isfahan Hills

Archaeologists have discovered a stone water well in Iran’s Isfahan province that belongs to the Sassanid era.

Takht-e Soleyman, Mysterious Historical Site in Northwestern Iran

Since Takht-e Soleyman was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, efforts have been made to unravel its mysteries.
Castle of Zahhak in East Azarbaijan

Iran in Photos: Castle of Zahhak in East Azarbaijan

East Azarbaijan province in northwestern Iran is known as the land of forts, including the one named after Zahhak, an evil figure in Persian mythology.
7,000-Year-Old Earthenware Found in Iran

7,000-Year-Old Earthenware Found in Iran

Archaeologists have discovered six intact earthenware dishes in northern Iran dating back to the fifth millennium BCE.