Iran's Cultural Heritage
The latest reports and photos of Iran’s Cultural Heritage
Iran Showcases Handkerchief Soaked with Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Blood
The image of a blood-soaked handkerchief belonging to Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the 19th-century Iranian king, has been put on public display at the Golestan Palace, the former royal complex of the Qajar Dynasty in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Two Major Traditional Iranian Bazaars Closed due to COVID-19
The traditional bazaars in the towns of Naein and Zavareh in the central Iranian province of Isfahan have been closed amid a surge in the coronavirus outbreak.
Dar ul-Funun: Iran’s First Modern Centre for Higher Education
The historical Dar ul-Funun school was a watershed in Iran’s educational system as it was the country’s first modern institution of higher learning.
Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors
A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.
Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Moaven-ul-Molk Tekyeh
The Takieh of Moaven-ul-Molk in western Iranian city of Kermanshah is the country's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
Palace of Ardeshir: A Unique 3rd-Century Structure in Southern Iran
The Palace of Ardeshir Babakan (Papakan) in Fars province, southern Iran, dates back to the Sassanid era.
Chehel Sotoun: A Mesmerizing Monument in Central Iran
Chehel Sotoun is one of Iran’s most famous historical monuments dating back to the Safavid era.
Travel through Time via Tehran Time Museum
The Time Museum is a historical house in an upscale Tehran neighbourhood and dates back to the Qajar era.
Rangooniha Mosque: An Awe-Inspiring Monument in Southern Iran
The Rangooniha Mosque is one of Iran’s most invaluable mosques with a completely different architecture.
Iran Returns 28 Antiquities Smuggled to Austria
Twenty-eight ancient Iranian relics illegally smuggled out of Iran have been returned home from Austria.
Nasser-ad-Din-Mirza House: A Masterpiece of Iranian Architecture
The historical Nasser-ad-Din-Mirza House is one of two dome-shaped monuments in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Ancient Cup Inspires Logo of Iran’s Team at Tokyo Olympic Games
The “Arjan” cup with a history going back thousands of years has been designed and unveiled as the official symbol of the Iranian team at the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Rarely-Seen Persian Artworks to Be Exhibited in Sydney
A collection of rarely-seen Persian artworks and crafts is to be displayed at Australia’s Powerhouse Museum, a major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney.
New Historical Rock Carvings Found in Western Iran
Ancient rock carvings have been newly discovered in the western Iranian province of Lorestan, according to the province’s Department of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.
Gate of Cyrus the Great Discovered Near Persepolis in Southern Iran
The ancient Gate of Cyrus the Great has been discovered near Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BCE), in southern Iran.
Ancient Iranian City Built on Natural Terrace
The town of Dahaneh-Gholaman in southeastern Iran was discovered by Italian archaeologists in 1959.
Historical Qanat in Central Iran Revived
A historical qanat, an underground channel to transport water, in the city of Yazd in central Iran has been successfully revived.
Iran Says to Help Restore Taq Kasra Only Upon Iraq’s Official Invitation
Iran says it will help restore the Persian archaeological masterpiece Taq Kasra (also known as the Arch of Ctesiphon), located in modern-day Iraq, only if Baghdad officially asks Tehran to do so.
Se-Kooheh; Ancient Castle Shining on Hilltop in Southeast Iran
The Se-Kooheh castle in southeastern Iran is among the most important castles of the Islamic era.
Historical Edifice in Tehran Turned into Public Garden
A garden which used to be the personal home and entertainment resort of Hassan Vosough od-Dowleh, the prime minister of Iran during the Qajar rule, has been converted into a public park.
Iranian Miniature: A Unique, Fabulous School of Art
The Iranian miniature, which was recently registered by the UNESCO as a world heritage, includes a whole range of arts, including flower and bird painting, illustration with human themes, illumination, decoration of books with Islamic-themed miniatures, etc.
Bam Citadel: 17 Years after Devastating Earthquake
The Arg-e Bam or Bam Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake on December 26, 2003, along with much of the rest of Bam and its environs.
Switzerland Returns 2800-Year-Old Smuggled Glazed Bricks to Iran
A total of 49 works of ancient art that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran some four decades ago have recently been returned home with the aid of Swiss officials.
Miniature Art Registered on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
The miniature art has officially been registered on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Historical Houses of Yazd Converted into Ecotourism Hotels
Houses in the historical city of Yazd in central Iran have been turned into magnificent ecotourism hotels.