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7,000-year-old skeleton goes on display (PHOTOS)

The skeleton and 34 other items found in excavations on Mowlavi Street will remain on display for 50 days.

4,600-year-old grave unearthed in Burnt City

The discovery of an ancient grave of a 40-year old woman, which dates back to 4,600 years, has registered a new record in the history of Iran’s excavations.

Iran in Photos: Sun Palace in Kalat Naderi

Originally built as a royal residence and treasury, the Sun Palace in Kalat Naderi, north-eastern Iran, has turned into a museum.

Excavations uncover ancient gate in Persepolis

The most important findings of the excavations are 30 glazed bricks adorned with images of winged animals which incorporate the mythic beasts of the Elamite and Achemenid eras.

Ozbaki Hill (PHOTOS)

Ozbaki Hill is only known for being the origin of the first man-made adobe handed over to the United Nations.

Why is ground subsiding at Persepolis?

Land subsidence and cracks in Takht-e Jamshid have concerned people and officials in Fars Province.

Ancient Aqueduct System Unearthed in Iran’s Borujerd

Construction works  in Iran's Borujerd led to the discovery of an ancient aqueduct system as a part of a historical castle.

Windmill: Original Iranian Experience of Industrial Structure

The widespread availability of wind has made it possible for Iranians in desert areas to use the windmills.

The 2,500-plus-year-old town of Darabgerd in southern Iran

The salt dome of Darabgerd is now an unrivalled tourist attraction in Fars Province.

Iran in Photos: 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.