• Falak-ol-Aflak fortress in Khorramabad, western Iran, is lit at sunset 2017-12-05 10:13

    Falak-ol-Aflak steady and in good condition: official

    TEHRAN – No physical threat poses Falak-ol-Aflak, a historical fortress in western Iran, as a wave of recent reports on social media hinted that the ancient brick structure has been partly hurt, a cultural heritage official said on Sunday.

  • Quake harms qanats, historic tower in Kerman province 2017-12-02 19:52

    Quake harms qanats, historic tower in Kerman province

    TEHRAN – Over 100 quants (ancient aqueducts) and a historic mudbrick tower across Ravar County, southeastern Kerman province, were damaged as a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the region early on Friday.

  • 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.