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Iranian Museum of Medical History Internationally Recognized

The Persian Gulf Museum of History of Medicine in the southern province of Bushehr has been registered as the second medical museum of Iran at the International Council of Museums.

President Rouhani Takes Back Ancient Iranian Artefact from US

Iran’s president said he has brought a historical artifact back to the country from the US after his trip to the United Nations.

Ancient Graves, Remains Discovered in Iran’s Kashan

Archaeological excavations in a village in Isfahan province have led to the discovery of 12 graves, and remnants of the Bronze to Iron ages, grey pottery, and stone and agate beads.

US Gives Iran Back $1.2m Ancient Bas-Relief

On the orders of a New York Supreme Court judge, a $1.2-million ancient Persian bas-relief has been handed back to Iran after more than 80 years of changing hands among smugglers, Press TV reports.

Iran’s Hamadan Picked as Asia’s Hub of Tourism in 2018

The Iranian city of Hamadan has been chosen as Asia’s hub of tourism in 2018 by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

Ancient Relics Found under Rubble of House Collapse in Iran

After the collapse of an old house in the Iranian city of Zanjan, some antique dishes have been found which experts say date back to almost 1,000 years ago.

Iran, UK to Boost Museum Cooperation

Britain’s Minister of State for Middle East Alistair Burt and Director of the National Museum of Iran Jebreil Nokandeh have reached an agreement on expansion of museum collaborations between the two countries.

Ancient Artefacts Seized from Smugglers in Southern Iran

An Iranian official says a number of antiquities belonging to the third millennium BCE have been discovered and reclaimed in southern Iran in an anti-smuggling operation.

Ancient Brick Structure Found Near Tehran

Recent excavations in the ancient city of Rey in southern Tehran have resulted in the discovery of brick structures belonging to early Islamic centuries and the broken dishes of the Seljuk era.

Historic Cemetery of Khoshkrud; Amazing Site in Western Iran

The Iranian village of Khoshkrud in Kermanshah province, western Iran, is home to a historical cemetery which dates back to about four hundred years ago.

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