TEHRAN - Each spring rosewater distillation ceremonies, known as Golab-giri, take center stage in central Iran, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Kashan and its neighboring towns and villages from early May to mid-June.
TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization aims to cement collaboration with the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), in a bid to accelerate preservation of numerous historical sites scattered across the country.
Clusters of people mark the national Shiraz Day during their visit to Hafezieh where Hafez, an illustrious 14th-century Persian poet, is laid to rest in the southern Iranian city on May 5, 2017.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Revitalization and Utilization Fund for Historical Places has inked a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish hospitality company Paradores in a bid to refurbish some historical structures across Iran and repurpose them into lodging facilities.
TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archeologists has commenced a detailed survey in the historical city of Belqeys in a bid to shed new light on the northeastern Iranian mudbrick site.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has dispatched a cluster of archaeologists to the outskirts of Fahraj in Kerman Province, where a wave of recent tremendous sandstorms discovered vestiges of what believed to be an ancient site.
Vestiges of an ancient city are seen after being unearthed by a recent massive sandstorm on the outskirts of Fahraj, Kerman Province, Iran, on April 4, 2017.Tehran Times / Leila Khajooei