Major exhibit to stage Iran’s history, civilization in Spain

January 26, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief said on Saturday that the country aims to introduce its ancient history and civilization to the people of Spain by throwing a major loan exhibit.

“We intend to showcase Iranian history and civilization to the Spanish people by organizing an exhibition entitled ‘Iran, Cradle of Civilization’,” Mehr quoted Ali-Asghar Mounesan as saying.

Mounesan, who also doubles as vice president, made the remarks while attending the 39th FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid, saying “we held a constructive meeting with the officials of Archaeological Museum of Alicante and also local officials. With the coordination made in this regard, an exhibition of Iran’s historical works will be held in this city magnificently.”

Organized by the National Museum of Iran, “Iran, Cradle of Civilization” was previously on show at Drents Museum, Assen, the Netherlands, where it was well received by museumgoers from June to November 2018.

“Over 400,000 people visited Iran’s tourism fair in the Netherlands which was an unprecedented figure,” the official noted, adding “We have [also] decided to introduce unique tourism attractions of the country to Spanish people in the best form possible.”

“Iran, Cradle of Civilization” will be running from March 14 to Sept. 1. It will put on show earliest developments of agriculture and livestock farming from the very beginning to cuneiform clay tablets, gold beakers and ornaments, bronze weapons and beautifully painted ceramics associated with successive Iranian kingdoms.

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