History and Archaeology
The latest news and views about history and archaeology
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.
Dating back to the Ilkhanid period, the historical rock village of Hilevar is located in Osku, East Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.
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.
Since Takht-e Soleyman was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, efforts have been made to unravel its mysteries.
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.
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.
Iranian archaeologists have discovered 20 new inscriptions in Naqsh-e Rostam historical complex near the southern city of Shiraz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a spectacular octagonal stone building in Kerman province, southeast of Iran, built in the second century BCE.
The first ancient relief of Lorestan province has been discovered by archaeologists in the Western Iranian region.
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.
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.