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Persepolis Reliefs; Symbol of Iran's Ancient, Rich Civilization 13

Persepolis Reliefs; Symbol of Iran’s Ancient, Rich Civilization

The ruins of Persepolis, located in Iran’s Fars province, is an ancient complex which narrates the nation’s rich culture and civilization.
Iran’s History in Photos Yam Caravanserai 5

Iran’s History in Photos: Yam Caravanserai

The historical caravanserai of Yam, located in the city of Marand in north-western Iran, once used to be an important place on the way of Silk Road.
Remains of Humans, Animals Found in Persepolis Ruins 8

Remains of Humans, Animals Found in Persepolis Ruins

Remains of over a dozen humans and animals have been unearthed in the ancient ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran.
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Iran Digs Ancient Cup Out of Fallen Soldier’s Chest

A precious antique cup has been dug out at Iran’s Hassanlou historical site, which is one of the most important ancient spots in the Iranian plateau with international reputation.
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Iran’s History in Photos: Castle of Lions

Shir Qaleh or the Castle of Lions is located on the top of a mountain in central Iran.
Skeleton of Parthian Woman Unearthed in Central Iran 3

Skeleton of Parthian Woman Unearthed in Central Iran

The skeleton of a Parthian woman has been unearthed during archaeological excavations on a historical hill in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.
Sistan and Baluchestan; Home to World's Oldest Windmills 2

Sistan and Baluchestan; Home to World’s Oldest Windmills

The first windmills of the world were built around 1,000 years ago in Sistan region, south-eastern Iran.
Tehran Police Seize 750 Coins Dating Back to 3,000 Years Ago

Tehran Police Seize 750 Coins Dating Back to 3,000 Years Ago

The Police in Iran’s capital of Tehran have disbanded an antique dealing ring, confiscating 750 antique coins dating back to 3,000 years ago.
Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.
Two Historical Structures Dug Out in Central Iran

Two Historical Structures Dug Out in Central Iran

Two ancient structures dating back to the Parthian Empire (Arsacid Empire) have been unearthed in central Iran.