Achaemenid

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  • Achaemenid-era objects discovered in southern Iran  2019-02-28 12:10

    Achaemenid-era objects discovered in southern Iran 

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have confiscated seven prehistoric objects, which are estimated to date back to Achaemenid times, from smugglers in Rudan county, Hormozgan province, southern Iran. 

  • A newly recovered limestone relief, which depicts an Achaemenid-era Persian guard, is on show at the National Museum of Iran on October 7, 2018. 2019-02-02 21:16

    Iran says it has traced two Achaemenid reliefs stolen decades ago

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has said that the country has traced two more Achaemenid-era (550-330) bas-relief carvings, which were stolen from Persepolis decades ago.

  • A bas-relief carving at Naqsh-e Rostam depicts the triumph of Shapur I over the Roman emperors Valerian and Philip the Arab. 2019-01-31 00:59

    Millennia-old relief unveiled in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A millennia-old bas-relief inscription which has been discovered from Naqsh-e Rostam, a royal necropolis in southern Iran, was officially unveiled in Shiraz on Tuesday, Mehr reported.

  • A couple visit Sassanid-era bas-relief carvings at Taq-e Bostan, Kermanshah province. 2019-01-31 00:37

    A peek into Iranian art and architecture under Sassanids

    TEHRAN – In many ways, Iran under Sassanian rule witnessed tremendous achievements of Persian civilization. Experts say that during Sassanid era (224-651 CE), the art and architecture of the nation experienced a general renaissance.

  • Achaemenid relief goes on show in Mashhad 2019-01-17 02:10

    Achaemenid relief goes on show in Mashhad

    TEHRAN – A piece of Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) bas-relief has been put on show at Mashhad’s Khorasan Great Museum, northeast Iran.

  • An Achaemenid-era clay tablet 2018-12-15 20:40

    Thousands of Achaemenid-era clay tablets to be back home

    TEHRAN – Over 11,000 flawless [Achaemenid-era] clay tablets and a large number of fragments of their kind will be back home, Iran tourism chief said on Wednesday.

  •  Iranian-Italian team resume project on Pasargadae 2018-11-12 21:05

     Iranian-Italian team resume project on Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and Italian archaeologists and restorers have commenced a new round of conservation project on Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Iran.

  • A newly recovered limestone relief, which depicts an Achaemenid-era Persian guard, is on show at the National Museum of Iran on October 7, 2018. 2018-10-31 20:56

    Recovered Achaemenid relief reaches Mashhad

    TEHRAN – A newly recovered Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) bas-relief, which President Hassan Rouhani brought it back from the U.S. on September 27, has been delivered to Mashhad’s Khorasan Great Museum for a loan exhibit.

  • A newly recovered limestone relief, which depicts an Achaemenid-era Persian guard, is on show at the National Museum of Iran on October 7, 2018. 2018-10-09 00:30

    Recovered Achaemenid relief to go on tour across Iran

    TEHRAN – A newly recovered Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) bas-relief, which President Hassan Rouhani brought it back from the U.S. on September 27, will be put on show in a select of cities across the country.

  • A 1933 photograph of an excavation of the ruins of Persepolis in Iran. The bas-relief of a soldier from these ruins, which was seized at a Manhattan art fair last year, was ordered to be returned to Iran on July 23, 2018. 2018-09-05 18:46

    U.S. returns exquisite Achaemenid relief to Iran

    TEHRAN – On Tuesday, an exquisite Achaemenid-era relief, which is estimated to be worth $1.2-million, was handed back to Iran under a rule laid down by a U.S. court back in June.

  • Remnants of an Achaemenid-era “stone tower” in Pasargadae 2018-07-29 09:25

     Excavation starts at Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – A new round of archaeological excavation has recently commenced at the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae, southern Iran.

  • A 1933 photograph of an excavation of the ruins of Persepolis in Iran. The bas-relief of a soldier from these ruins, which was seized at a Manhattan art fair last year, was ordered to be returned to Iran on July 23, 2018. 2018-07-25 18:37

    Prehistoric “Persian guard” on the way home

    U.S. judge rules return of Achaemenid-era relief to Iran

    TEHRAN – A U.S. judge said on Monday an Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) bas-relief should be returned to Iran, where the object was originally stolen from some 80 years ago.

  • Dutch museum to host “Iran – Cradle of Civilizati 2018-06-09 21:43

    Dutch museum to host “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”

    TEHRAN – “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”, an enormous loan exhibit dedicated to the history of Iran, will open its doors to the public on June 17 at the Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands.

  • Achaemenid-era vessels seized in Fars 2018-05-14 20:51

    Achaemenid-era vessels seized in Fars

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently confiscated five Achaemenid-era vessels from a rural house in Marvdasht, southern Fars province.

  •  A pedestal of a column used to be standing in Persepolis, southern Iran. 2018-04-22 10:36

    Achaemenid-era objects seized in Fars

    TEHRAN – Two relics dating from Achaemenid-era (c. 550–330 BC) have recently been confiscated in Marvdasht, southern Fars province.

  •  A view of Ganjnameh inscriptions near Hamedan, Iran 2018-04-14 11:28

    Ganjnameh: A can’t-miss in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Prehistoric rock carvings of Ganjnameh is a can’t-miss destination when you are traveling to Hamedan, an ancient city in west-central Iran.

  • An Achaemenid-era clay tablet 2018-02-24 20:20

    Disputed Persian artifacts one step closer to home

    TEHRAN –Following years of ups and downs, the fate of some ancient Persian artifacts, on loan from Iran to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago since the 1930s, was left in the hands of an international court, this time in favor of Iran.

  • British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer looks at ancient vessels during his visit to the National Museum of Iran on December 19, 2017. 2017-12-20 20:36

    British Museum considers holding exhibit in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The British Museum is considering a plan to hold a joint exhibition of ancient relics at the National Museum of Iran, its director said in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae 2017-12-19 09:06

    UNESCO-registered Pasargadae launches website

    TEHRAN – Authorities of Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage, have recently launched an official website for the magnificent royal complex in southern Iran.

  •  A view of Naqsh-e Rostam, a lavish necropolis in southern Iran 2017-11-26 12:19

    Urgent restoration lifts threat to Achaemenid tomb

    TEHRAN – A potential threat of physical harm to Xerxes the Great tomb has been lifted after an urgent restoration plan assured its safety measures.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief 2017-10-28 19:53

    U.S. court suspends auction of ancient Iranian relief

    TEHRAN – A U.S. court has suspended an auction of a prehistoric Iranian bas-relief carving that was scheduled to go under the hammer at the Rupert Wace Ancient Art on Friday, CHTN reported.

  •  A view of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage in southwest Iran 2017-10-27 13:19

    Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System: A clue to human genius

    TEHRAN - Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009 as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in southwest Iran is a destination for history buffs, nature lovers and travelers who eyewitness how the prehistoric yet homogeneous hydraulic system works.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rostam 2017-10-12 08:00

    Naqsh-e Rostam: A must-see tourist hotspot in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A variety of spectacular massive rock–hewn tombs and bas-relief carvings at Naqsh-e Rostam has turned the ancient site to a must-see for holidaymakers traversing Iran. The Achaemenid necropolis is situated near Persepolis, itself a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site near the southern city of Shiraz.

  • Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship 2017-10-03 09:21

    Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

    TEHRAN – Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

  •  A photo collection depicts some giant models of Iranian UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum. 2017-09-04 19:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    See Iran’s World Heritage sites in landscaped miniature park

    TEHRAN – For ones who are always short of time but fascinated with rich Iranian cultural heritage - no matter what age they are - visiting Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum, featuring replicas of the country’s most important historical landmarks and landscapes, is a must.

  • An undated photo depicts ancient Bam citadel undergoing renovation in south-eastern Iran. 2017-09-02 19:57

    Bam citadel’s giant gateway regaining former glory

    TEHRAN – Restoration work on the giant gateway of Arg-e Bam, a quake-stricken UNESCO-registered citadel in south-eastern Iran, will be completed in October, said the Bam and its Cultural Landscape project manager.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Persepolis, southern Iran. 2017-08-21 20:36

    Open-air museum to be set up near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body aims to build an open-air museum on the ruins of a lately-unearthed archeological site adjacent to the legendary Achaemenid city of Persepolis, south of the country.

  • Photo depicts a stone staircase dominated by magnificent bas-relief carvings at Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran, July 15, 2017 2017-07-23 09:27

    In Focus: Persepolis and its mesmerizing bas-relief carvings

    Photo depicts a stone staircase dominated by magnificent bas-relief carvings at Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran, July 15, 2017

  • A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. 2017-06-25 13:21

    Subterranean settlement holds secrets of life in west-central

    A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. Some human remains are also seen in the pictures released by entekhab.ir on April 10, 2017.