Achaemenid

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  • British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer looks at ancient vessels during his visit to the National Museum of Iran on December 19, 2017. 2017-12-20 20:36

    British Museum considers holding exhibit in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The British Museum is considering a plan to hold a joint exhibition of ancient relics at the National Museum of Iran, its director said in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae 2017-12-19 09:06

    UNESCO-registered Pasargadae launches website

    TEHRAN – Authorities of Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage, have recently launched an official website for the magnificent royal complex in southern Iran.

  •  A view of Naqsh-e Rostam, a lavish necropolis in southern Iran 2017-11-26 12:19

    Urgent restoration lifts threat to Achaemenid tomb

    TEHRAN – A potential threat of physical harm to Xerxes the Great tomb has been lifted after an urgent restoration plan assured its safety measures.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief 2017-10-28 19:53

    U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief

    TEHRAN – A U.S. court has suspended an auction of a prehistoric Iranian bas-relief carving that was scheduled to go under the hammer at the Rupert Wace Ancient Art on Friday, CHTN reported.

  •  A view of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage in southwest Iran 2017-10-27 13:19

    Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System: A clue to human genius

    TEHRAN - Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009 as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in southwest Iran is a destination for history buffs, nature lovers and travelers who eyewitness how the prehistoric yet homogeneous hydraulic system works.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rostam 2017-10-12 08:00

    Naqsh-e Rostam: A must-see tourist hotspot in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A variety of spectacular massive rock–hewn tombs and bas-relief carvings at Naqsh-e Rostam has turned the ancient site to a must-see for holidaymakers traversing Iran. The Achaemenid necropolis is situated near Persepolis, itself a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site near the southern city of Shiraz.

  • Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship 2017-10-03 09:21

    Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

    TEHRAN – Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

  •  A photo collection depicts some giant models of Iranian UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum. 2017-09-04 19:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    See Iran’s World Heritage sites in landscaped miniature park

    TEHRAN – For ones who are always short of time but fascinated with rich Iranian cultural heritage - no matter what age they are - visiting Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum, featuring replicas of the country’s most important historical landmarks and landscapes, is a must.

  • An undated photo depicts ancient Bam citadel undergoing renovation in south-eastern Iran. 2017-09-02 19:57

    Bam citadel’s giant gateway regaining former glory

    TEHRAN – Restoration work on the giant gateway of Arg-e Bam, a quake-stricken UNESCO-registered citadel in south-eastern Iran, will be completed in October, said the Bam and its Cultural Landscape project manager.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Persepolis, southern Iran. 2017-08-21 20:36

    Open-air museum to be set up near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body aims to build an open-air museum on the ruins of a lately-unearthed archeological site adjacent to the legendary Achaemenid city of Persepolis, south of the country.

  • Photo depicts a stone staircase dominated by magnificent bas-relief carvings at Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran, July 15, 2017 2017-07-23 09:27

    In Focus: Persepolis and its mesmerizing bas-relief carvings

    Photo depicts a stone staircase dominated by magnificent bas-relief carvings at Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran, July 15, 2017