“Iran, Cradle of Civilizations” attracts thousands of Spaniards

April 22, 2019

TEHRAN – Over 20,000 people have so far visited “Iran, Cradle of Civilizations”, an enormous loan exhibit from the National Museum of Iran, which officially inaugurated on March 14 at the Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) in southeastern Spain.

“The figure is announced by the organizers (authorities of the Spanish museum) who regard it as a successful performance of the exhibition,” Mehr quoted Jebrael Nokandeh, director of the National Museum of Iran, as saying on Saturday.

“Iran, Cradle of Civilizations” has previously earned from Drents Museum an audience prize at the prestigious Global Fine Art Awards and it is expected to take giant steps towards introducing “a true face” of the Islamic Republic internationally , he said.

The exhibit features a select of 196 valuable historical pieces of a large span of Iranian history, starting from pre-historical era to the Islamic period.

It turns the spotlight on the 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.

“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.

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