Saturday, April 13, 2024

Iran's Cultural Heritage

Iran tourism: Salasel castle and Darion creek, hidden gems in Khuzestan

In the heart of Khuzestan province in southern Iran, lie two captivating treasures waiting to be explored: Salasel Castle and Darion Creek.

Nowruz, a millennia-old tradition

Nowruz, which marks the beginning of Persian New Year and the arrival of the spring, has been celebrated for thousands of years.

Iran seeking to reclaim artifacts looted from Jiroft

Iran is seeking to get back the ancient artifacts stolen over two decades ago from the country’s southeastern city of Jiroft and illegally smuggled out of the country.

Restoration efforts underway for firecracker-damaged Khaju bridge in Iran’s Isfahan

Following contamination by firecrackers on the last Wednesday of the year, the central part of Khaju Bridge in the southern Iranian city of Isfahan is undergoing cleaning and restoration by artisans.

Iran’s Persepolis continues to mesmerize tourists after millennia

Persepolis or Takht-e Jamshid, as it is known in Persian, is the name of an ancient city of Persia which was the magnificent and ceremonial capital of the kingdom of Persia, today’s Iran, during the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC).

Iranians, Persian-speaking communities celebrating Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh, welcome winter

Iranians are preparing to celebrate the last night of the fall and the longest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, known as Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh, with a host of traditions until midnight.

Iran tourism: Mohtasham Garden’s statues in Rasht, northern Iran

City Park or Mohtasham Garden is the oldest park of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, the capital of Guilan Province. Statues made out of trees and reshaped by artists have been put in the park.

UNESCO-tagged Soltaniyeh Dome, luring landmark of Iran’s Zanjan

The centuries-old Soltaniyeh Dome in the northwestern Iranian province of Zanjan, is an architectural masterpiece of the Ilkhanid dynasty.

Ancient relics dating back 3k years found in Hamedan, western Iran 

An official with Hamedan’s Department General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has announced the discovery of 17 ancient relics in the western Iranian province that date back to the 1st millennium B.C.

400 pieces of 10 million-year-old fossils unearthed in Iran’s northwest

Some 400 pieces of fossils dating back to 10 million years ago have been discovered near Iran’s northwestern city of Maragheh, the director general of the Environmental Protection Office of East Azarbaijan Province revealed on Tuesday.

Iran tourism: Goujebel Caravanserai, one of Iran’s major ancient monuments

The Goujebel Caravanserai is one of the major historical monuments of the southwestern Iranian town of Ahar registered on the list of heritage sites.

Artistic tapestry of felting: Mahmoud Hallajian’s legacy in Iran’s Ramsar

In the picturesque city of Ramsar in the Mazandaran province, a tale of artistry and heritage was woven into the fibers of felt.

Iran president brings back thousands of Achaemenid tablets from US

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has arrived in Tehran from New York where he took part in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, bringing back home 3,500 historical clay tablets of the Achaemenid Empire.

Iran Showcases Restored Cultural Heritage in Landmark Exhibition

The National Museum of Iran has opened its doors to exhibit a collection of historical artifacts recently repatriated from France and England.

Historical relics on display at Iranian museum

Eleven silver and golden antiquities dating back to the Achaemenid and Sasanid eras have been unveiled at a museum in Iran’s western city of Hamdedan.

Iran tourism: Conquering the Babak Castle

The Babak Castle located in the town of Kaliber in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azerbaijan is one of the country's most well-known historical castles and among the province's visitor sites, being an ideal place for history enthusiasts.

US to return thousands of Achaemenid tablets to Iran

The United States will return thousands of historical tablets of the Achaemenid Empire to Iran within months, an Iranian official announced on Monday.

Ali Qapu; Unique Historical Palace in Heart of Iran

The historical palace of Ali Qapu in Iran’s Isfahan province dates back to the beginning of the eleventh century AH and is unique in its architectural and decorative arts.

Ancient glassworks found in Japan, South Korea originate from Iran: Museum official

An Iranian museum official says archaeological studies show that the glasses found in Japan, South Korea and the span of the ancient Han Empire originate from Iran and its northern province of Gilan.

Sassanid statue back in Iran after 35 years

After 35 years, a Sassanid rock relief dating back 2,000 years has returned to Iran from the UK thanks to efforts and follow-up by the Iranian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.

Where is the oldest human settlement in Iran?

The results of recent excavations conducted jointly by Iranian and French archeological teams at the Qal-e Kord Cave in the city of Avaj, in the northwestern province of Qazvin, show the cultural deposits in the vicinity of the cave are more than 400,000 years, making it the oldest human settlement discovered in Iran.

Iran tourism: An ever-burning mountain in southwestern Khuzestan Province

Southwestern Iran is home to a small hillside that has been burning non-stop for years, creating a mesmerizing sight at night.

UNESCO lists Iran’s Yalda Night as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

“Yalda Night,” also known as “Shab-e Chelleh,” observed both in Iran and Afghanistan, goes on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Iran tourism: Minaee Heritage House the first narrative-museum of Tehran

Minaee Heritage House is a Qajar-era building whose construction goes back to 150 years ago. It is known by the name of its last owner, Minaee, but was in fact the property of Monir us-Saltaneh, one of Nasser ed-Din Shah’s wives, that was purchased by the Minaees in the 1340s (according to the Iranian calendar). It now belongs to the Tehran Municipality, and has been turned into a cultural center.

Remains of 6000-year-old house unearthed in Iran’s Kashan

The director of Iran’s National Museum says excavations at the Sialk Archeological Hills in the central city of Kashan have unearthed the remains of a house dating back to the 4th millennium B.C.

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