Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Iran's Cultural Heritage

Enchanting Nature at Kolluk Village in Sistan & Balouchestan

Kolluk is a village in the Ghasr-e-Ghand county of Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan. The village is known as a unique tourist attraction with a pure bewitching nature and mineral springs.

‘World’s largest underground city’, located in Iran’s Tafresh

The underground city of Tafresh, which is yet to be assigned a specific name, is located in the Tarkhoran area of Tafresh in Iran’s Markazi province.

Iran’s Yazd City: World’s Largest Adobe Town

The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is the world’s largest adobe town.

Selasal Castle, Iran’s 10th cultural heritage site registered on UN list

Selasal Castle is a huge fortified building in Iran’s Khuzestan province dating back to the Sassanid era.

Diamond Mansion; A Royal Structure in Tehran’s Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex located in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Ancient Objects Unearthed at Site of ‘Lost City’ in Western Iran

Archaeologists have dug out objects belonging to the Seleucid, Parthian and Islamic (Ilkhanid) eras while searching the site of the Laodiseh temple in the city of Nahavand in the west-central Iranian province of Hamadan.

Ferdows Garden: A Mesmerizing, Ancient Monument in Heart of Tehran

The Ferdows Garden located in the Iranian capital, Tehran, dates back to the era of Mohammad Shah Qajar, the third king of the Qajary Dynasty who ruled in the 1830s and 1840s.

Iran’s Nat’l Sports Museum: A Display of Nation’s Athletic History, Honours

Iran’s National Sports, Olympics and Paralympics Museum is a treasure trove of the country’s history.

Researchers Announce New Discovery in Historical Graveyard in Northern Iran

New excavations at Liar Sang Bon Cemetery in Iran’s northern province of Gilan have found a direct connection between the size of the graves and the social rank and status of the people buried there.

Sangsar Museum of Rocks & Fossils; Unique Attraction in Central Iran

A museum in Iran’s Semnan province showcases fossils that belong to over 620 million years ago.

Iran’s Uramanat Landscape Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Cultural Landscape of Iran’s Uramanat region, comprising agricultural villages located in the mountainous Kurdistan Province of Iran, has qualified for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Iran’s Railway Network Registered on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

Iran’s national railway network has been registered on the global cultural heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Sormeh and Telli; Two Traditional Cosmetics Made in Iran’s Shahroud 

Sormeh or Kohl is one of the ancient eye cosmetics of Iran and Telli is a substance for maintaining the balance of the scalp and protecting the hair.

Tirgan; A Splendid Festival of Ancient Persia

The Tirgan Festival, along with Nowruz, Mehregan and Sadeh festivals, is among the most important festivities of ancient Iran, which used to be performed with special splendor.

Ordibehesht House; Cultural Centre in Tehran’s Historic Oudlajan Neighbourhood

This is “Ordibehesht House”, a magnificent memento from Zand dynasty’s era, which housed Mirza Mohammad Nazer and his family during the rule of Nasereddin Shah from Qajar dynasty.

Rooyin: The First Traditional Textile Village in Iran

The Iranian village Rooyin, which dates back to the Timurid era, is located in the northeastern province of North Khorasan.

Clove-Nailed Apple: Remembering First Love in Kurdish Culture

In the Kurdish culture, when a boy and a girl fall in love, they pick the best and biggest apple at hand and, as Kurds would say, they make it Mikhak-Riz or Mikhak-Koub, that is nail it with cloves. They then give the apple as a present to the other party and this symbolises love.

Ancient Iranian Castle among Top National Heritage Sites

The Kent castle, named after a nearby village, is a historical monument dating back to the Afsharid era.

Exhibition of Ancient Persian Artefacts Opens in London Museum

An exhibition of artifacts belonging to Ancient Persia has opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, showcasing Iran’s 5,000-year-old history

Remains of 12,000-Year-Old Infant Discovered in Hotu Cave in Northern Iran

Archaeologists have found one-of-a-kind traces of pre-historic hunter humans during exploratory work at Hotu cave in the northern province of Mazandaran.

Living in Bardeh Historical Castle

Life in Bardeh historical castle is ongoing just as in the past, contrary to most other historical structures, which are either abandoned or turned into museums after restoration.

Iran’s ‘Vanguard Museum’ Displays World War Legacies

The Vanguard Museum in Gilan province, northern Iran, recounts stories of world wars to preserve the past heritage for future generations.

Remains of Historical Iron Foundries Found in Central Iran

Sites of ancient iron foundries dating back to the Achaemenid era have been discovered in the central Iranian province of Yazd.

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.

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