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MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

An Iranian lawmaker warned against the construction projects that endanger historical sites, particularly those in central Iranian city of Yazd which threaten an old structure due to be registered as a world heritage site.
Old Iranian Painting Repaired, Displayed in Tehran

Old Iranian Painting Repaired, Displayed in Tehran

An important artwork of the early 19th century has been put on display in a museum in Tehran after a difficult repair process.
8000-Year-Old Stone

8000-Year-Old Stone Works Discovered in Iran

40 stone works dating back to 8,000 years ago have been discovered in Chaldoran, northwestern Iran.
Historic Water Supply Network _Isfahan

Historic Water Supply Network Discovered under City of Isfahan

A large, complicated underground water network has been discovered in an old neighbourhood of Isfahan, central Iran.
Laft Port

Ancient Laft Port in Persian Gulf Island of Qeshm

Laft Port with its ancient waterfront is situated on Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf. The port village is also known for its wells and wind-catchers.
Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions

One Single Step Left to Retrieval of Achaemenid Inscriptions from US

The process of retrieving Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions, which belongs to Iran, is reaching its end. It is now an irreversible process with only one single vote necessary for the arrival of these historical artefacts from the United States.
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Iran’s Black Friday: Massacre of Thousands in 1978

Black Friday is the name given to September 8, 1978, and the shootings in Jaleh Square in Tehran, Iran. The deaths and the reaction to them have been described as a pivotal event in the Iranian Revolution when any "hope for compromise" between the protest movement and Mohammad Reza Shah's regime was extinguished.

9,000-Year-Old Ozbaki Ancient Hill Inaugurated in Iran

Ozbaki Ancient Hill, which dates back to some 9,000 years ago, is located in Nazarabad, Alborz province, and is in the interim list for registration in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It will soon become open...
Achaemenid Tablets

Iran to Reclaim Achaemenid Tablets from US after 80 Years

Iranian Vice President Massoud Soltanifar announced that the Achaemenid tablets kept in the US will be repatriated to the country after 80 years unless those who have accused Iran of an alleged involvement in the 1997 Jerusalem terrorist attacks ask the court of appeals for a reversal.

Skeleton of 7,500-Year-Old Man Found Almost Intact in Iran

The nearly intact skeleton of a man as old as 7,500 years old was discovered in a hill in Shazand County in central Iran, and was later transferred to a museum in Arak, the capital of Markazi province

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