Ancient relics

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  • A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran” 2020-07-07 01:03

    A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

    TEHRAN – In 1931, the renowned British archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) surveyed Tepe Gariran in western Iran along with several others across the ancient land. His views were published in November 1969 in a book titled “Old Routes of Western Iran: Narratives of an Archaeological Journey”.

  •  File photo depicts the remnants of a mud-brick village in Kuhbanan county of Iran’s southeastern Kerman province. 2020-07-05 18:48

    Archaeological survey identifies 205 relics, ancient sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A total of 205 relics and ancient sites have been identified during an archaeological survey in Kuhbanan, the southeastern Kerman province, suggesting that the region has long been a hub for Tutia (vitriol) production and the main corridor for human migration into the eastern parts of the Asian continent.

  • Ancient horse remains discovered in central Iran 2020-07-02 00:15

    Ancient horse remains discovered in central Iran

    TEHRAN – An ancient burial containing the remains of a horse -- estimated to be four years old -- has been discovered by archaeologists in Tepe Ashraf, the sole archaeological hill in Isfahan, central Iran.

  • Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana 2020-06-30 19:10

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have unearthed new cultural relics and architectural vestiges that sheds a new light on the mysterious capital of Medes, which is widely believed to be in Ecbatana, an ancient city on the site of which stands the modern city of Hamadan in west-central Iran.

  • Tens of historical areas, relics identified in western Iran 2020-06-26 19:28

    Tens of historical areas, relics identified in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A total number of 65 centuries-old areas and relics have been found during an archeological season, which recently came to end in Sirvan plain, western province of Ilam.

  • Iranian cave estimated to date over 63,000 years 2020-06-22 20:30

    Iranian cave estimated to date over 63,000 years

    TEHRAN – Nearly one decade of archaeological surveys at Kaldar cave has concluded that parts of this western Iranian shelter date more than 63,000 years.

  • Millennia-old relics confiscated in northwest Iran 2020-06-21 01:15

    Millennia-old relics confiscated in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A batch of prehistorical relics, estimated to date from the time of Mannaeans in the early 1st millennium BC, has recently been seized from an antique dealer near the city of Bukan, West Azarbaijan province, northwest Iran.

  • Discovery of bizarre tomb offers clues to ancient life in Isfahan 2020-06-12 21:24

    Discovery of bizarre tomb offers clues to ancient life in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The discovery of the second giant jar-tomb in the sole historical hill of Isfahan has shed new light on ancient human life in the central Iranian city.

  • File photo depicts people visiting a magnificent Sassanid-era bas-relief in Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis near Persepolis in Fars province, southern Iran. 2020-06-09 19:00

    Aerial survey sheds new light on vast ancient city in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – An in-depth aerial survey combined by series of field research has shed new light on remnants of a vast ancient city in southern Iran, which was once in the heart of the mighty Sassanid Empire in its heyday. The discovery has opened up a new window towards the urban engineering and Persian garden arrangements of the time.

  • relics 2020-06-07 21:44

    355 historical relics to be restored in Ilam

    TEHRAN – A total of 355 historical relics are up for restoration by teams of cultural heritage experts and restorers in the western province of Ilam, CHTN reported. 

  • relics 2020-05-29 20:30

    Over 5,000 ancient relics confiscated from antique dealer

    TEHRAN – Some 5,415 ancient relics have recently been confiscated from a smuggler in Gonbad-e Kavus, northern Golestan province.

  • A view of the modest mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran. 2020-05-27 21:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Explore mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai

    The purported burial site of Purim’s Persian queen and a pilgrimage site for Iranian Jews

    TEHRAN – The mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai is a Jewish shrine in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran, where, according to Judeo-Persian tradition is the burial site of the two cousins who played a pivotal role in the Book of Esther (also known as the Megillah).

  • File photo depicts Zoroastrian followers observing Sadeh festival to recall the mythical discovery of fire. 2020-05-26 20:15

    Sadeh, the ancient festival of mid-winter, added to national heritage list

    TEHRAN – Jashn-e Sadeh has been registered on Iran’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage list in a bid to preserve the ancient festival of mid-winter. 

  • Another archaeological season to commence on Laodicea Temple 2020-05-25 18:25

    Another archaeological season to commence on Laodicea Temple

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists is to conduct a fresh survey on the enigmatic Laodicea Temple, which is situated in the city of Nahavand, Hamedan province, west-central Iran.

  • Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle 2020-05-25 10:48

    Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle

    Sightseers pay a visit to the ruined Zahhak Castle which is perched on a hillside near Hashtroud, northwest Iran, on May 19, 2020. 

  • A total of six clay vessels, which believed to date back to the fifth millennium BC, have recently been unearned in Moushelan Tepe, a significant archaeological site 65 km west of Tehran. 2020-05-20 21:25

    Seven-thousand-year-old clay vessels unearthed in Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of six clay vessels, which believed to date back to the fifth millennium BC, have recently been unearned in Moushelan Tepe, a significant archaeological site 65 km west of Tehran. 

  • Iron Age 2020-05-19 21:00

    Iron Age relics unveiled in Zanjan

    TEHRAN – A total of 32 pre-historical objects, estimated to date from the Iron Age, were unveiled at the Zolfaqari Museum of the northwestern Zanjan province on Monday to mark International Museum Day.

  • Human life in Iran’s Rey is as old as 8,000 years: archaeologist 2020-05-16 19:30

    Human life in Iran’s Rey is as old as 8,000 years: archaeologist

    TEHRAN – Rey is considered to be the oldest city in the central Iranian plateau with a history of human settlement that stretches back in time for over 8,000 years, a senior Iranian archaeologist Qadir Afrovand has said.

  • relics 2020-05-15 20:30

    Over 100 relics restored in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari 

    TEHRAN – Some 114 historical objects have been restored by teams of cultural heritage experts and restorers in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, provincial tourism chief has said. 

  • Neyshabur 2020-05-15 19:30

    Iranian police seize historical objects from smuggler 

    TEHRAN – A number of historical objects have recently been confiscated from a smuggler in Neyshabur, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage said on Thursday, CHTN reported.

  • Flash floods unearth human skeletons dating to later Islamic times 2020-05-09 20:30

    Flash floods unearth human skeletons dating to later Islamic times

    TEHRAN – Two human skeletons, which have newly been discovered in Iran’s northern Golestan Province, are estimated to date from the later Islamic times, CHTN reported on Friday.

  • Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace 2020-05-08 20:45

    Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace

    TEHRAN – Some minor cracks have appeared in the historical Sahebqaraniyeh Palace, which is located in northern Tehran, due to an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale that occurred early on Friday 56 km northeast of the city.

  • Oshnavieh, an archaeologist’s paradise 2020-05-02 21:04

    Oshnavieh, an archaeologist’s paradise

    TEHRAN – Resting on a layer cake of civilizations that have come and gone for millennia, Oshnavieh county, in northwest Iran, is teemed with ancient hills, tomb chambers, archaeological sites and bas-relief carvings. According to many, it’s a paradise for archaeologists.

  • Restoration of Iran’s royal equestrian relief nears completion 2020-04-28 21:00

    Restoration of Iran’s royal equestrian relief nears completion

    TEHRAN – A restoration work on the equestrian relief of Hormizd II, the Sassanid king (r. 303 BC– 309), will be completed within the next week.

  • Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization 2020-04-25 21:48

    Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – The discovery of the magnificent Jiroft site came by accident in the very early 21st century when rounds of heavy flood along the Halil River swept the topsoil off thousands of previously unknown tombs and led to the discovery of many artifacts believed by archeologists to belong to the Early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC).

  • Police seize Iron-Age relics in northern Iran 2020-04-24 20:30

    Police seize Iron-Age relics in northern Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have recently confiscated tens of relics from a gang of illegal diggers and smugglers in northern Iran. The objects are estimated to date from the Iron Age to the Parthian era, CHTN reported on Wednesday.

  • Flashfloods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran 2020-04-21 23:22

    Flash floods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – An archaeological site has recently been unearthed on the outskirts of Torbat-e Heydarieh after torrential rains washed the soil away in the northeastern Iranian region.

  • relics 2020-04-18 21:50

    Seljuk-era relics recovered in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently confiscated four historical objects related to Seljuk era (1037–1194) in Tehran.

  • Ancient bas-relief discovered in western Iran 2020-04-08 01:15

    Ancient bas-relief discovered in western Iran

    TEHRAN – An ancient bas-relief carving, which depicts human being figures, has recently been discovered in western Iran.

  • A combination photo compares Hafezieh, the mausoleum of the illustrious Persian poet Hafez, full of visitors in March 2019 (R), with the one taken in March 2020 being deserted over coronavirus fears. Hafezieh is a major cultural and tourism spot in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2020-04-06 00:25

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Why Iran expects tourism boom after coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought travel to a standstill nearly all over the globe, including Iran, causing huge job and revenue losses.