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Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests 1

Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests

An Iranian artist has found her way into the final stage of a painting contest held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Iran Objects to Turkey’s “Islamic Calligraphy” Proposal to UNESCO

Iran Objects to Turkey’s “Islamic Calligraphy” Proposal to UNESCO

Iran has officially objected to Ankara’s proposal for the registration, by UNESCO, of what it calls “Islamic calligraphy” as part of Turkey’s intangible cultural heritage.
3 Iranian Cities, 1 Village Listed as Global Hubs of Handicrafts

3 Iranian Cities, 1 Village Listed as Global Hubs of Handicrafts

Three more Iranian cities as well as a village have been added to the World Crafts Council’s list of cities and villages known for their handicrafts. Now, over a dozen Iranian towns and cities are on the list.
Evaz Recognized as First Child-Friendly Town of Iran

Evaz Recognized as First Child-Friendly Town of Iran

An Iranian town has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a safe town for children.
Iranian Musical Instrument Dutar Inscribed as Intangible World Heritage

Iranian Musical Instrument Dutar Inscribed as Intangible World Heritage

The Persian musical instrument “Dutar” has been registered on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s List of Intangible World Heritage.
4 Iranian Cities Now on UNESCO’s List of Global Creative Cities

4 Iranian Cities Now on UNESCO’s List of Global Creative Cities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added two more Iranian cities to the network of the world’s creative cities.

14 Countries Attending Silk Road Conference in Iran

The International Silk Road Conference has begun its work in the Iranian city of Hamadan, with forty guests from 14 countries attending the weeklong event.

Iran’s Hyrcanian Forests Registered as World Heritage

The Hyrcanian Forests of northern Iran, which date back to millions of years ago, have been added to the list of the World Heritage Sites of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Verni-Weaving; Nomadic Art Indigenous to Iran’s Ahar

Verni is a flat tapestry which is woven by nomads in the Iranian city of Ahar, and is similar to Kilim and rug when it comes to its texture, raw materials, patterns and so on.
Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, Iran

Iran’s World Heritage Sites: Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil

The Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, located in Khuzestan province in south-western Iran, is a temple of the 13th century BCE that the Elamites had built for their gods.