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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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Facial reconstruction of 7,000-year-old skeleton

The computer-aided facial reconstruction has resulted in the creation of a chin, cheekbones, lips, a nose, eyes and ears.
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We are open to reason; so we don’t need to be worried: Rafsanjani

The top councilor criticized those who view interaction with the rest of the world as humiliating, urging them to stop shouting slogans that interfere with the country's progress.
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A look at the performance of the Iranian nation throughout history

The result of 14 long years of efforts by a large number of researchers comes out in the form of The Comprehensive History of Iran.
4200-year-old Zoroastrian grave

A 4,200-year-old Zoroastrian grave found in northeastern Iran

The recent finds have revealed that Persian tribes took up residence in Bojnourd at least 4,200 years ago.
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Imprinted leather, one of the latest findings in the Burnt City

If future excavations confirm the assumptions of archeologists, the theory about the shrinking and final annihilation of the Burnt City should be fully revised.
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Residence in Tehran dates back to 7,000 years ago

After tests, the 7,000-year-old human skeleton is to be transferred to the National Museum of Iran to be put on display.

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