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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.

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.

Iran’s Shadravan Bridge Most Ancient Bridge in World

Shadravan Bridge, also known as Caesar Bridge, whose construction dates back to the Sassanid era, is said to be the most ancient bridge in the world.

Yazd Commits Itself to Promoting Adobe Structures

The central Iranian city of Yazd, which is known as the world’s first adobe city, has given the UNESCO a commitment to promote construction of adobe buildings and structures both inside the city and in other parts of the world.

Tehran to Host Worldwide Nowruz Festival

The worldwide Nowruz celebrations will be held on February 29 in the Iranian capital Tehran in the presence of ambassadors and art groups from countries where Nowruz is celebrated, a few weeks ahead of the New Persian Year.

Iran Proposes UNESCO to Name 2019 after Iranian Philosopher, University

Iran has called on UNESCO to name 2019 as the year of late philosopher Sheikh Shahaboddin Sohrevardi and the Gondishapur University.

US, Sweden Customers of Iranian Wool Felt

Wool felt products of Iran are very welcomed by Western countries as they have medical and industrial use besides being a handicraft.

Qatar’s Awarding of Windcatcher Scale Model Raises Eyebrows in Iran

Last week, Iranian netizens were shocked to see Qatari officials awarding a scale model of windcatchers to Paris Saint-Germain staff who had won a traditional camel race in the peninsular nation.

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