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Great Mansion of Ilkhanid Era Found Near Tehran

The excavation of Khatounlar hill in Mehrdasht Village of Malard County in Iran’s Alborz province has led to the discovery of precious remains of a large building from the Seljuk and Ilkhanid period.

Ancient Persian Artifacts Held in US for Decades Return to Iran 

A large consignment of Achaemenid clay tablets is returning to Iran on Monday night after being held in the US for 80 years, Iranian cultural heritage minister has announced.

Evidence of Early Humans Discovered in Southern Iran

Archaeological studies have found traces of early human life in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas that go back to more than 5,000 years ago.

Ancient Civilizations Play Key Role in Global Peace: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has praised the key role of ancient civilizations in maintaining peace and security across the world.

Ancient Coins, Antiquities Seized in Southern Iran

More than 50 historical coins and antique items have been confiscated in the city of Ramshir in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.

Ancient Works from Iran National Museum on Show in Beijing

A collection of selected works by the National Museum of Iran is being displayed at an exhibition in China.

Ancient Water Mills Still in Use in Eastern Iran

There are seven ancient water mills in the city of Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province, east of Iran, and interestingly, three of them are still working.

Iran to Host Exhibition of Eastern Spain’s Archaeological Heritage

Historical relics are to be transferred from the city of Alicante in eastern Spain to Iran in order to be displayed in an exhibition due to be held in October this year, an Iranian official said.

Ancient Mud-Brick Tumulus Discovered in NW Iran

An ancient mud-brick tumulus has been discovered in the town of Meshginshar in Ardabil province, northwestern Iran.

Ancient Quarter of Tabriz City in NW Iran Unearthed

Following excavation work during the course of a development project, signs of the ancient quarter of the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan were unearthed.

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