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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...
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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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Iran Reconstructs Sculpture of Ancient Woman Found in Burnt City

Iranian archaeologists have managed to reconstruct the erected sculpture of an ancient woman with prosthetic eyes found in Iran’s Burnt City using anthropology, artistic, and anatomy studies.
Mannaean Glazed Bricks Discovered in Iran’s Sardasht

3000-Year-Old Glazed Bricks Discovered in Iran’s Sardasht

Archeological excavations in Rabat hill of Iran’s northwestern city of Sardasht led to the discovery of glazed bricks dating back to Mannaean time, 8th century BCE.
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Prehistoric Archaeological Discoveries in Shiraz

The archaeologists seen in these photos are exploring Postchi Hill in the southern city of Shiraz. New artefacts found in recent explorations of the area date back to the prehistoric era. The finds indicate...

1,200-Year-Old Nain Jame Mosque, Iran’s Third Oldest

From Tehran to the country's third oldest mosque is about five hours’ drive. A mosque with a single brick-made minaret and a 700-year-old wood carving marquetry pulpit, all built without the use a single nail.

7-millennial cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan (PHOTOS)

Deputy of Khuzestan province ICHTO office announced explorations have uncovered a 7-millenia-old cemetery in Zeidoun, Behbahan, southeastern part of the province. The following images have been released by Mehr News Agency:      
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7,000-year-old skeleton goes on display (PHOTOS)

The skeleton and 34 other items found in excavations on Mowlavi Street will remain on display for 50 days.

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