• Dutch museum to host “Iran – Cradle of Civilizati 2018-06-09 21:43

    Dutch museum to host “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”

    TEHRAN – “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”, an enormous loan exhibit dedicated to the history of Iran, will open its doors to the public on June 17 at the Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands.

  • Achaemenid-era vessels seized in Fars 2018-05-14 20:51

    Achaemenid-era vessels seized in Fars

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently confiscated five Achaemenid-era vessels from a rural house in Marvdasht, southern Fars province.

  •  A pedestal of a column used to be standing in Persepolis, southern Iran. 2018-04-22 10:36

    Achaemenid-era objects seized in Fars

    TEHRAN – Two relics dating from Achaemenid-era (c. 550–330 BC) have recently been confiscated in Marvdasht, southern Fars province.

  •  A view of Ganjnameh inscriptions near Hamedan, Iran 2018-04-14 11:28

    Ganjnameh: A can’t-miss in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Prehistoric rock carvings of Ganjnameh is a can’t-miss destination when you are traveling to Hamedan, an ancient city in west-central Iran.

  • An Achaemenid-era clay tablet 2018-02-24 20:20

    Disputed Persian artifacts one step closer to home

    TEHRAN –Following years of ups and downs, the fate of some ancient Persian artifacts, on loan from Iran to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago since the 1930s, was left in the hands of an international court, this time in favor of Iran.

  • 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.