Sunday, July 3, 2022

History and Archaeology

Engraving Art; Unique Manifestation of Iranian Culture, History

Toreutics or the art of engraving patterns on metal objects is a traditional art in Iran that has long been practised by many people in different parts of the country.

Iran’s History in Photos: Shadiakh Neighbourhood

Shadiakh was once one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the ancient city of Neishabour, Khorasan Razavi province, eastern Iran.

Hilevar Rock Village; A Survivor of Mongol Invasion of Iran

Dating back to the Ilkhanid period, the historical rock village of Hilevar is located in Osku, East Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.

Parthian Graveyard Found in Central Iran

Archaeologists have unearthed a jar burial cemetery at an ancient historic site in Iran’s central city of Isfahan dating back to the Parthian Empire.

Vali Castle in Western Iran, Iconic Symbol of Indigenous Culture

The Vali Castle is a major tourist attraction in Iran’s western province of Ilam as the site has turned into a museum since a decade ago.

Ancient Stone Well Discovered in Isfahan Hills

Archaeologists have discovered a stone water well in Iran’s Isfahan province that belongs to the Sassanid era.

Takht-e Soleyman, Mysterious Historical Site in Northwestern Iran

Since Takht-e Soleyman was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, efforts have been made to unravel its mysteries.

Iran in Photos: Castle of Zahhak in East Azarbaijan

East Azarbaijan province in northwestern Iran is known as the land of forts, including the one named after Zahhak, an evil figure in Persian mythology.

7,000-Year-Old Earthenware Found in Iran

Archaeologists have discovered six intact earthenware dishes in northern Iran dating back to the fifth millennium BCE.

Historic Polo Field Found in Western Iran

Archeologists have discovered a historic polo field in Iran’s western province of Lorestan by unearthing the stone goal posts of the field and an inscription with a Persian poem on it.

Ancient Iranians May Have Migrated to Americas

An Iranian archaeologist says ancient paintings of caves and mountains in Iran indicate the migration of ancient Iranians or residents of the Iranian plateau to the Americas.

Clay Bowl with Hadith from Prophet Muhammad Unearthed in Iran

Archaeologists in the Iranian city of Nishapur have discovered an engraved earthen bowl with an inscription bearing a hadith from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) related to the holy month of Ramadan.

20 New Inscriptions Found in Iran’s Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis

Iranian archaeologists have discovered 20 new inscriptions in Naqsh-e Rostam historical complex near the southern city of Shiraz.

Antique Stone Inscription Found in Western Iran

A historical stone inscription probably dating back to the sixth century AH has been discovered in a historical site in Iran’s Kermanshah province.

Ancient Area with 10,000 Stone Carvings Discovered in Iran

A new ancient region with about 10,000 historical stone carvings has been discovered in the Iranian city of Meshkinshahr in Ardabil province, northwest of the country.

3,000-Year-Old Village of Qerveh: A Major Tourist Attraction in Iran

The Qerveh village located in the western Iranian province of Zanjan dates back 3,000 years and has been built on a single piece of rock, drawing a large number of visitors each year.

New Sassanid Inscription Found in Iran’s Ancient Site Naqsh-e Rustam

Archeologists in Iran have reported the discovery of a new inscription dating back to the Sassanid (Sasanian) Empire in Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient royal necropolis in southern Iran.

Ancient Iranian Antiques Seized from Vault in Europe

The Iranian Police have arrested a person who had rented a safe deposit box at the vault of a European bank to store valuable Iranian antiques, which have been detected by the International Criminal Police Organisation, INTERPOL.

Prehistoric Rocks Discovered in Southern Iran

Ancient conical pieces of rock bearing curious carvings have been discovered in southern Iran.

French Castle; Historical Gem in Iran’s Shush

The historic castle of Shush was constructed in 1897 upon the order of French archaeologist Jean-Marie Jacques de Morgan as a residence for French archaeologists, near the tomb of Daniel the Prophet in the southwestern Iranian city.

Jabalieh Dome; An Ancient Stone Building Made with Camel Milk

Jabalieh Dome is a spectacular octagonal stone building in Kerman province, southeast of Iran, built in the second century BCE.

Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Relief in Iran’s Lorestan

The first ancient relief of Lorestan province has been discovered by archaeologists in the Western Iranian region.

Ecbatana; First Persian Capital with 3,000 Years of History

Hegmataneh, also known as Ecbatana, is a vast historical area in the centre of the modern Iranian city of Hamadan. The site is a historical hill covering a vast area in the modern city.

Reza Abbasi Museum; A Treasure of Ancient Iranian Works

The Reza Abbasi Museum is a museum in Tehran, named after one of the greatest artists of the Safavid era. It is home to a unique collection of Persian art dating back to the second millennium BCE, from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras.

Archaeological Site Discovered in Southeast Iran

An archaeological site has been unearthed in the historical city of Jiroft in southeastern Iranian province of Kerman.

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