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  • Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’ cleaned to mark Intl. Day for Monuments and Sites 2022-04-18 22:10

    Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’ cleaned to mark Intl. Day for Monuments and Sites

    TEHRAN – A host of cultural heritage advocates have recently cleaned the UNESCO-designated Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh and its premises to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. Surmounted by a huge double-shell brick dome, the 14th-century monument is sometimes referred to as Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh in Zanjan, west-central Iran. 2020-04-17 19:29

    Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’ marks Intl. Day for Monuments and Sites amid virus concerns

    TEHRAN – As in previous years, the UNESCO-tagged Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh, sometimes referred to as Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’, celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites, but this time, in an online program aimed to help stop transmission of the coronavirus, which is currently challenging the whole world.