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Once upon a time, Isfahan’s Naqshe Jahan Square
Naqshe Jahan Square is one of the oldest squares in Isfahan and one of the most beautiful monuments registered in UNESCO.
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 UNESCO’s List
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Ancient Bridge of Shadravan; Oldest Bridge in World
Shadravan or Caesar Bridge in southwestern Iran was constructed during Sassanid era. It's 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.
Windmills of Nashtifan; Combination of Iranian Art & Technology
Windmills in the city of Nashtifan in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province are one of the most beautiful and largest collections of clay, mud and wood, and of course the oldest of these kind in the world.