Sunday, July 3, 2022

History and Archaeology

Se-Kooheh; Ancient Castle Shining on Hilltop in Southeast Iran

The Se-Kooheh castle in southeastern Iran is among the most  important castles of the Islamic era.

Bam Citadel: 17 Years after Devastating Earthquake

The Arg-e Bam or Bam Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake on December 26, 2003, along with much of the rest of Bam and its environs.

Switzerland Returns 2800-Year-Old Smuggled Glazed Bricks to Iran

A total of 49 works of ancient art that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran some four decades ago have recently been returned home with the aid of Swiss officials.

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Darband Rashi Cave

Located in the city of Rudbar in Gilan province, northern Iran, Darband Rashi Cave is the oldest one in the country.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Poshtab Fort

Poshtab Fort is an ancient site in the mountainous regions of north-eastern Iran.

Iran in Photos: Rayen Citadel of Kerman

A photo gallery featuring the ancient site of Rayen Citadel in the southern city of Kerman.

Iran in Photos: Garmeh Village

Among other tourist attractions, an ancient castle and a pond surrounded by palm trees have turned Garmeh Village in the central province of Isfahan to a touristy spot for nature lovers.

Remains of Ancient Fortress Unearthed in Northeast Iran

The remains of an ancient fortress dating back to the Achaemenid era have been discovered in northeastern Iran.

Iran in Photos: Abbasabad Lake in Mazandaran

Abbasabad Lake is a beautiful site in northern Iran which also includes a centuries-old monument.

Iran’s Persepolis to Host Asian, World Powerlifting Championships

The World Power Sport Federation (WPSF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran on holding Asian world powerlifting championships at Persepolis, a world-famous historical site in southern Iran

Skeleton of Another Parthian Woman Unearthed in Central Iran

The second skeleton of a young girl dating back to the Parthian era has been dug out in central Iran.

Ancient Grave Unearthed in Iran’s Kurdistan

A historical grave dating back to the Parthian era has been dug out in archaeological excavations in western Iran.

Ancient Gold Antiquities Seized in Western Iran

Hundreds of antiquities dating back to over 2,300 years ago have been confiscated from smugglers of antique items in western Iran.

Persepolis Reliefs; Symbol of Iran’s Ancient, Rich Civilization

The ruins of Persepolis, located in Iran’s Fars province, is an ancient complex which narrates the nation’s rich culture and civilization.

Iran’s History in Photos: Yam Caravanserai

The historical caravanserai of Yam, located in the city of Marand in north-western Iran, once used to be an important place on the way of Silk Road.

Remains of Humans, Animals Found in Persepolis Ruins

Remains of over a dozen humans and animals have been unearthed in the ancient ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran.

Iran Digs Ancient Cup Out of Fallen Soldier’s Chest

A precious antique cup has been dug out at Iran’s Hassanlou historical site, which is one of the most important ancient spots in the Iranian plateau with international reputation.

Iran’s History in Photos: Castle of Lions

Shir Qaleh or the Castle of Lions is located on the top of a mountain in central Iran.

Skeleton of Parthian Woman Unearthed in Central Iran

The skeleton of a Parthian woman has been unearthed during archaeological excavations on a historical hill in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.

Sistan and Baluchestan; Home to World’s Oldest Windmills

The first windmills of the world were built around 1,000 years ago in Sistan region, south-eastern Iran.

Tehran Police Seize 750 Coins Dating Back to 3,000 Years Ago

The Police in Iran’s capital of Tehran have disbanded an antique dealing ring, confiscating 750 antique coins dating back to 3,000 years ago.

Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.

Two Historical Structures Dug Out in Central Iran

Two ancient structures dating back to the Parthian Empire (Arsacid Empire) have been unearthed in central Iran.

Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World?

The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in north-western Iran is considered by some experts to be the oldest church of the Christian world.

Smuggled Iranian Antiquities to Return Home from Austria

Ancient artefacts belonging to Iran have been handed over to the Iranian representative in Austria via legal formalities.

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