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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).

Zilu – An Original Artform from Iran’s Desert People

An analysis of structural techniques and designs shows that Zilu, although looking like a simple hand-woven thread rug, has a profound cultural richness and depth of thought.

Kalpouregan – The Only Living Pottery Museum in the World

Kalpouregan in Sistan and Baluchestan province is the only living pottery museum in the world. Female Baluchi artists have saved and kept the art of pottery from generation to generation for nearly 7000 years.

Iran to Present Four Intangible Heritage Cases to Be Registered on...

Iran is to present four cases for registration to the 15th meeting of the Intangible Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scentific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Iran Urges UNESCO to Condemn Assassination of Fakhrizadeh

Iran’s Ambassador to UNESCO Ahmad Jalali asked the organization not to seal its lips in the face of such terror acts.“You are all aware...

Iran’s Historical Uramanat Region to Be Registered Internationally

The Uraman or Uramanat region in western Iran is close to being registered on the UNESCO’s list of historical sites.

Three More Iranian Cities Registered on UNESCO’s List of Learning Cities

Three Iranian cities have joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s global network of learning cities.

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 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

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.