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4,600-year-old grave unearthed in Burnt City

The discovery of an ancient grave of a 40-year old woman, which dates back to 4,600 years, has registered a new record in the history of Iran’s excavations.
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Excavations uncover ancient gate in Persepolis

The most important findings of the excavations are 30 glazed bricks adorned with images of winged animals which incorporate the mythic beasts of the Elamite and Achemenid eras.
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Ozbaki Hill (PHOTOS)

Ozbaki Hill is only known for being the origin of the first man-made adobe handed over to the United Nations.
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Why is ground subsiding at Persepolis?

Land subsidence and cracks in Takht-e Jamshid have concerned people and officials in Fars Province.
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Excavations unravel mystery of ancient aqueduct system in Borujerd

An ancient aqueduct system has been discovered in Lorestan province after excavations to erect a new building.
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The 2,500-plus-year-old town of Darabgerd in southern Iran

The salt dome of Darabgerd is now an unrivalled tourist attraction in Fars Province.
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Underground City of Nooshabad

Nooshabad, known as Ouyi to locals, is an underground city with many passages and chambers in Isfahan Province in central Iran. It is one of the world's most remarkable underground cities and dates back to the pre-Islamic era.
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Burnt City (PHOTOS)

The Burnt City in Eshtehard, a city in Alborz Province, is home to manmade mountain dwellings which date back to 1000 years ago. Images of the Burnt City in Alborz Province released by Mehr...
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Iranian rock village registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site (PHOTOS)

Photos of Meymand Village, an Iranian ancient site which is believed to be among primary human residences.
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Parthian necropolis unearthed in northern Iran

Out of 15 catacombs discovered so far, just nine are not damaged and the rest are either vandalized by antiques smugglers or destroyed by bulldozers digging for pipe-laying.

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