Achaemenid Empire

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  • Magnificent ancient places on Earth: The Gate of Xerxes 2021-06-20 17:50

    Magnificent ancient places on Earth: The Gate of Xerxes

    TEHRAN - The bronze trumpets that once signaled the arrival of important foreign delegations to Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the mighty Achaemenid Empire,  may now be silent, but it is still possible to capture the sense of awe while visiting the colossal Gate of Xerxes.

  • Persepolis 2021-03-05 18:08

    New light shed on Persepolis

    TEHRAN – An archaeological discovery lately been made in the vicinity of Persepolis has shed new light on the once ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid empire. 

  • Ecbatana, once summer capital of Achaemenid Empire, one step closer to UNESCO status 2021-01-31 21:56

    Ecbatana, once summer capital of Achaemenid Empire, one step closer to UNESCO status

    TEHRAN - Iran is further moving towards inscribing Ecbatana, which was once the summer capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 – 330BC), on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the country has recently completed an all-inclusive dossier to be presented to the UN cultural body.

  • UNESCO-registered Persepolis 2020-11-22 20:26

    UNESCO-registered Persepolis digitizing documents

    TEHRAN –Thousands of historical documents of the UNESCO-tagged site of Persepolis, dating back from the 1930s to the present day, are being classified and digitized.

  • Unmissable museum in northwest Iran 2020-10-11 21:43

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Unmissable museum in northwest Iran

    Holding thousands of works of art – from Persian, Mesopotamian, and Elamite antiquities to masterpieces by the Islamic-era artists, it’s no surprise that Azarbaijan Museum is known as the second major museum of cultural heritage after the National Museum of Iran.

  • Persepolis 2020-10-09 17:12

    Center for paleography established in Persepolis

    TEHRAN- A center for paleography and studying historical inscriptions has been launched in the UNESCO-registered site of Persepolis, southern Fars province.

  • Fam tour in Lorestan province canceled as virus picks up again 2020-07-16 00:42

    Fam tour in Lorestan province canceled as virus picks up again

    TEHRAN – A preplanned familiarization tour in Lorestan, one of culturally and naturally rich provinces in western Iran, has been canceled as the spread of the coronavirus picks up again in parts of the country, organizers said on Tuesday.

  • Roofing covers of ‘winged human’, palaces replaced at Pasargadae 2020-07-04 23:04

    Roofing covers of ‘winged human’, palaces replaced at Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – The four-year-old roofing covers of the magnificent “winged human” bas-relief and several other ruined palaces at the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae in southern Iran have recently been replaced.

  • Susa 2020-06-14 23:09

    Fire incident causes no harm to historical Susa

    TEHRAN – A fire broke out at the UNESCO-registered site of Susa in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Friday, but fortunately the incident has inflicted no damage to the historical site.    

  • Easing lockdown, Iran reopens UNESCO-registered Persepolis,  other tourist destinations 2020-05-29 21:58

    Easing lockdown, Iran reopens UNESCO-registered Persepolis,  other tourist destinations

    TEHRAN – Iran has recently reopened the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the mighty Achaemenid Empire, as well as many other tourist destinations to sightseers and history buffs, marking another phase in the easing of one of the world’s restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak.  

  • This Achaemenid jewellery was due to go on show at the Badisches Landesmuseum © Badisches Landesmuseum, Photo: Gaul 2020-01-26 20:25

    German museums postpone Iran exhibits due to insurance

    TEHRAN – Two German museums have postponed plans to hold separate exhibitions of Iranian cultural heritage relics as insurers have reportedly refused to cover transport of loans.

  • Returned Achaemenid tablets to go on show in Qazvin 2019-10-19 18:50

    Returned Achaemenid tablets to go on show in Qazvin

    TEHRAN – A select of 1,783 Achaemenid-era clay tablets and fragments, which were on loan from Iran to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago since 1935, will be put on show in the city of Qazvin.

  • A view of Shazdeh Garden near Mahan, Kerman province 2019-06-26 20:05

    Iranian Garden, microcosm of paradise on Earth!

    For millennia, Iranian gardens have combined the beauty of nature with the aesthetic qualities of art and architecture to create a symbolic representation of paradise on Earth.

  • Engraved signatures of prehistoric masons found in Iran 2019-03-03 09:17

    Engraved signatures of prehistoric masons found in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have discovered some huge building stones that bear signatures thought to be engraved by prehistoric masons, ILNA reported.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, southern Iran. 2018-10-10 22:06

    Aban 7th can be turned into tourism event, Mounesan says

    TEHRAN – The seventh day of the seventh Iranian calendar month of Aban - the anniversary of the entrance of Cyrus the Great (r. 559–530 BC) into Babylon - can be turned into a tourism event, Iran’s tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.