Tuesday, August 16, 2022

History and Archaeology

Persian Architecture in Photos: Reliefs of Persepolis

The reliefs that adorn the ancient palaces of Persepolis are considered to be among the most prominent remaining antiquities in the world.

‘Roman Wall’ of Iran among Top 2019 Discoveries: Live Science

The Live Science website has listed a 73-mile (115-kilometre) stone wall built between 2400 and 1400 years ago in Sarpol-e Zahab in Western Iran among the top archaeological discoveries of the world in 2019.

Ancient Works Discovered in Northern Iran

Three fragments of colourful pots imprinted with images of birds, flowers and inscriptions from the early Islamic era have been discovered in the north of Iran.

Achaemenid Pool Discovered in Iran’s Pasargadae

Iranian archaeologists have discovered a trapezoidal blue pool dating back to the Achaemenid era in the southern Fars province.

Louvre Museum Hosts Seminar on Iran’s Ancient Sialk Hills

The Louvre Museum of Paris has played host to a seminar entitled “Sialk, the Heart of Archaeology in Iran”.

Satellite Images Lead to Discovery of ‘Roman Wall’ in Iran

Satellite images have helped archaeologists to discover the remains of a stone wall, with a length of about 71 miles (115 km) long, in Sarpol-e Zahab in western Iran.

Iron Age Findings on Show in Western Iran 

An exhibition called “Archaeological Findings of the Iron Age in Western Iran" has been launched in the Archaeological Museum of Sanandaj in Kurdistan province. 

Ancient Illustrations Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s Life

Handwritten books penned by Muslim authors throughout history bear witness to their attachment to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH).

Persepolis under Restoration by Archaeologists Without Borders

A team of international archaeologists and restorers who are affiliated with the Archaeology Without Borders foundation has commenced the second season of its activity in Iran’s UNESCO-tagged Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the mighty Achaemenid Empire.

Fossil-Bearing Site Discovered in Northeast Iran

An ancient site bearing fossils of hundreds of million years ago has been discovered in northeastern Iran.

Ancient Clay Stamps Unearthed in Northeast Iran

Several clay stamps dating back to the Achaemenid and Parthian eras have been dug out in archaeological excavations in northeastern Iran.

Great Mansion of Ilkhanid Era Found Near Tehran

The excavation of Khatounlar hill in Mehrdasht Village of Malard County in Iran’s Alborz province has led to the discovery of precious remains of a large building from the Seljuk and Ilkhanid period.

Ancient Persian Artifacts Held in US for Decades Return to Iran 

A large consignment of Achaemenid clay tablets is returning to Iran on Monday night after being held in the US for 80 years, Iranian cultural heritage minister has announced.

Evidence of Early Humans Discovered in Southern Iran

Archaeological studies have found traces of early human life in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas that go back to more than 5,000 years ago.

Ancient Civilizations Play Key Role in Global Peace: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has praised the key role of ancient civilizations in maintaining peace and security across the world.

Ancient Coins, Antiquities Seized in Southern Iran

More than 50 historical coins and antique items have been confiscated in the city of Ramshir in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.

Ancient Works from Iran National Museum on Show in Beijing

A collection of selected works by the National Museum of Iran is being displayed at an exhibition in China.

Ancient Water Mills Still in Use in Eastern Iran

There are seven ancient water mills in the city of Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province, east of Iran, and interestingly, three of them are still working.

Iran to Host Exhibition of Eastern Spain’s Archaeological Heritage

Historical relics are to be transferred from the city of Alicante in eastern Spain to Iran in order to be displayed in an exhibition due to be held in October this year, an Iranian official said.

Ancient Mud-Brick Tumulus Discovered in NW Iran

An ancient mud-brick tumulus has been discovered in the town of Meshginshar in Ardabil province, northwestern Iran.

Ancient Quarter of Tabriz City in NW Iran Unearthed

Following excavation work during the course of a development project, signs of the ancient quarter of the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan were unearthed.

Remains of Ancient Neanderthal Horses Found in Iran’s Qazvin

An Iranian team of archaeologists has discovered remains of Neanderthal horses which date back to 45,000 years ago.

Plant Fossils Found in Iran Date Back to Millions of Years Ago

Some plant fossils dating back to several million years ago have been found in north-west of Iran, says the Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of Meshginshahr in Ardabil province

Kharg Island; Collection of Natural, Historical Beauties

Kharg or Khark Island is an inhabited island with great economic significance in the Persian Gulf, southern Iran, home to natural, historical beauties.

Archaeologists Looking for Lost Greek Temple in Iran’s Nahavand

After three stages of excavations, archaeologists have launched a final exploration mission to discover the lost temple of Laodicea in Iran’s western city of Nahavand in Hamadan province.

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