Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Iran's Cultural Heritage

Baghdad Mayor Tours Tehran Tourist Attractions (+Photos)

Zekra Alwach, the female mayor of Baghdad, has visited a number of historical places and cultural heritage sites in a half-day tour of Tehran.

Foreign Dignitaries Visit Tehran’s Museums

Some of the foreign officials travelling to Iran to attend President Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony have visited Tehran’s historical monuments and museums.

Iran’s Yazd, Home to Three Monotheistic Religions

The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran’s Parliament has pointed to the inscription of the central city of Yazd as a world heritage, and hailed the peaceful coexistence of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in this city.

Ancient Monument Unearthed in Northeastern Iran

An ancient monument unearthed in a region northeast of Iran has left mesmerized the archaeologists with its historical architecture.

“5,000-Year-Old Skull Reveals Iran’s Medical Advances”

The unearthing of a skull in an archaeological site known as Burnt City in southeastern Iran has changed the country’s medical history.

Art of Making Iran’s Traditional Soap Registered Nationally

An Iranian cultural official announced that the art of making the traditional soap of Maragheh, a city in northwestern Iran, has been registered in the list of Iran's national intangible cultural heritage items.

4 New Countries to Join UNESCO’s Nowruz Dossier

China, Mongolia, Tanzania and Kenya has voiced their interest in joining the Persian New Year (Nowruz) dossier, a multi-national Intangible Cultural Heritage registered in the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation.

Depths of History in World’s Biggest Urban Caravanserai

The 135-year-old Caravanserai of Sa’d al-Saltaneh is the world’s biggest urban caravanserai located in Iranian city of Qazvin.

Saint Stepanos Monastery in Northwestern Iran

The St. Stepanos Monastery, located about 11 km northwest of Jolfa in East Azerbaijan Province, is the second most important Armenian monastery in Iran.

Sun Palace; Monument from 18th Century in Northeastern Iran

The Sun Palace is located in Kalat Naderi near the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran.

Tughrul Tower, 12th Century Monument in Southern Tehran

Tugrul Tower, which was built in the 12th century CE, is located in the city of Rey, south of the Iranian capital.

‘Sacred Defence’ Museum in Tehran Displays Sacrifices Made to Save Iran

The Garden-Museum of ‘Sacred Defence and Promotion of Resistance Culture’ is a place to introduce a small part of sacrifices Iranian people made during the Iraqi imposed war (1980s) to save the country from foreign invasion.

Iran Reconstructs Sculpture of Ancient Woman Found in Burnt City

Iranian archaeologists have managed to reconstruct the erected sculpture of an ancient woman with prosthetic eyes found in Iran’s Burnt City using anthropology, artistic, and anatomy studies.

Persian Qanats: Iran’s Latest Inscription on World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in its 40th session since July 10 in Turkey, inscribed...

Persian Qanats Registered on World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in its 40th session since July 10 in Turkey, inscribed eleven Persian Qantas on the World Heritage List.

Safavid Monuments; Hidden Gems in Iran’s Qazvin

Qazvin contains several notable edifices from the Safavid era, dating back to the period in which it was capital of Persia.

Gomishan, Less-Visited Destination in North-eastern Iran

Very few people visit Gomishan city in Golestan province, north-eastern Iran, despite its interesting historical houses.

4,600-year-old grave unearthed in Burnt City

The discovery of an ancient grave of a 40-year old woman, which dates back to 4,600 years, has registered a new record in the history of Iran’s excavations.

Mirror House of Mofakham; Wonderful Persian Mansion

Mofakham mirror house, a beautiful epitome of Persian architecture, is part of a big traditional garden complex in Bojnourd, North Khorasan, northeastern Iran.

Stepanos Church in Western Iran

The ancient church of Stepanos has now turned into a museum in Hamedan.

Iran in Photos: Underground City of Nooshabad

Nooshabad, known as Ouyi to locals, is an underground city with many passages and chambers in Isfahan Province in central Iran. It is one of the world's most remarkable underground cities and dates back to the pre-Islamic era.

Fathabad Garden in Southern Iran (PHOTOS)

After Government of Prudence and Hope took office, Fathabad garden- a historical place dating back to Qajar era- has been restored.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Burnt City of Alborz

The Burnt City in Eshtehard, a city in Alborz Province, [not to be confused with the Burnt City in southeastern Iran which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site] is home to manmade mountain dwellings which date back to 1000 years ago.

Historical Fort of Babak in Northwestern Iran

Images of Babak historical Fort, a classic example of Iranian architecture.

Iranian Rock Village Registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Photos of Meymand Village, an Iranian ancient site which is believed to be among primary human residences.

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