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The image of a blood-soaked handkerchief belonging to Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the 19th-century Iranian king, has been put on public display at the Golestan Palace, the former royal complex of the Qajar Dynasty in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
The Palace of Ardeshir Babakan (Papakan) in Fars province, southern Iran, dates back to the Sassanid era.
The Sharafkhaneh port is one of the largest and oldest ports of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran.
The Rangooniha Mosque is one of Iran’s most invaluable mosques with a completely different architecture.
The “Arjan” cup with a history going back thousands of years has been designed and unveiled as the official symbol of the Iranian team at the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Ancient rock carvings have been newly discovered in the western Iranian province of Lorestan, according to the province’s Department of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.
The ancient Gate of Cyrus the Great has been discovered near Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BCE), in southern Iran.