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Amir Chakhmaq Cistern of Yazd; A Museum Underground

Amir Chakhmaq water reservoir, a remnant of the Timurid era, is one of the unique water storage facilities of the Iranian city of Yazd.

Historical Wall in Northern Iran Resistant to Devastating Floods

An ancient structure in Iran's northern Golestan province has proved to be resistant to the recent flash floods which hit much of the country over the past weeks.

Water Flowing Again Beneath Ancient Barrage in Southern Iran

Following the heavy rains across Iran during the past few weeks, water has started flowing again beneath the historical Barrage of Amir or Band-e-Amir, located in Marvdasht near the ruins of Persepolis in Fars province, after many years of drought.

Azarbaijan Museum: Second Archaeology Museum of Iran

The Azarbaijan Museum in northwestern Iran is one of the most important museums of the country.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Tiling of Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace is a magnificent structure in Tehran whose construction dates back to the Safavid era, about 440 years ago, but has been renovated for several times in the following centuries.

Kashan: A Major Tourist Attraction in Heart of Desert

The Iranian city of Kashan is one of the major tourist attractions of the country, drawing large numbers of visitors each year.

Historical Village of Fahraj: A Gem in Heart of Iran Deserts

Fahraj, located 30 kilometres east of Yazd in central Iran, is an ancient village in the heart of Iranian deserts dating back to pre-Islamic times.

Iran’s World Heritage Sites: Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil

The Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, located in Khuzestan province in south-western Iran, is a temple of the 13th century BCE that the Elamites had built for their gods.

Europeans Need to Know More about Iran: Danish Archaeologist

A Danish archaeologist says Europeans need to know more about Iran, as ancient sites in Iran symbolize some of the most significant turning points in history.

Shushtar Hydraulic System; Epitome of Persian Architecture

Images of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in the southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzestan.

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