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Ecbatana; First Persian Capital with 3,000 Years of History

Hegmataneh, also known as Ecbatana, is a vast historical area in the centre of the modern Iranian city of Hamadan. The site is a historical hill covering a vast area in the modern city.
Reza Abbasi Museum

Reza Abbasi Museum; A Treasure of Ancient Iranian Works

The Reza Abbasi Museum is a museum in Tehran, named after one of the greatest artists of the Safavid era. It is home to a unique collection of Persian art dating back to the second millennium BCE, from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras.
Archaeological Site Discovered in Southeast Iran

Archaeological Site Discovered in Southeast Iran

An archaeological site has been unearthed in the historical city of Jiroft in southeastern Iranian province of Kerman.
Extensive study is required to discover the secrets of considerable quantity and quality of the ancient reliefs. Up to this date, however, no valid stylistic analysis on them has been published. What follows are Fars News Agency’s photos of Persepolis reliefs:

Persian Architecture in Photos: Reliefs of Persepolis

The reliefs that adorn the ancient palaces of Persepolis are considered to be among the most prominent remaining antiquities in the world.

‘Roman Wall’ of Iran among Top 2019 Discoveries: Live Science

The Live Science website has listed a 73-mile (115-kilometre) stone wall built between 2400 and 1400 years ago in Sarpol-e Zahab in Western Iran among the top archaeological discoveries of the world in 2019.
Ancient Works Discovered in Northern Iran (2)

Ancient Works Discovered in Northern Iran

Three fragments of colourful pots imprinted with images of birds, flowers and inscriptions from the early Islamic era have been discovered in the north of Iran.
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.
Louvre Museum Hosts Seminar on Iran’s Ancient Sialk Hills

Louvre Museum Hosts Seminar on Iran’s Ancient Sialk Hills

The Louvre Museum of Paris has played host to a seminar entitled “Sialk, the Heart of Archaeology in Iran”.

Satellite Images Lead to Discovery of ‘Roman Wall’ in Iran

Satellite images have helped archaeologists to discover the remains of a stone wall, with a length of about 71 miles (115 km) long, in Sarpol-e Zahab in western Iran.
Iron Age Findings, Iran 

Iron Age Findings on Show in Western Iran 

An exhibition called “Archaeological Findings of the Iron Age in Western Iran" has been launched in the Archaeological Museum of Sanandaj in Kurdistan province.