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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.