Alborz mountain

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  • Remnants of ancient fire temple discovered in heart of Alborz mountains 2021-06-21 20:30

    Remnants of ancient fire temple discovered in heart of Alborz mountains

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently discovered remnants of an ancient fire temple in Savadkuh county, which is situated in the heart of the Alborz mountain range.

  • Entrance to Tamtama Cave, a Paleolithic-era shelter for the hunter-gatherers, is seen near Lake Urmia, northwest Iran. 2020-12-13 22:16

    Carleton S. Coon and first systematic cave explorations in Iran

    The seeds of civilization

    TEHRAN – Paleolithic sites in Iran are known primarily from caves and rock shelters in the central Zagros mountain range along with a few sites on the Caspian Sea coast and scattered sites on the desert plateau. They were predominantly attractive living places for the hunter-gatherers and early cave-dwelling man.

  • Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere 2020-07-28 19:07

    Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere

    In a magnificent and serene atmosphere, Estil Lagoon, which is sandwiched between towering mountains and Caspian Sea coast, offers its visitors a relaxed memorable stay in cozy cottages with vistas of roiling clouds of steam, floating trees and lush green rice paddies.

  • Discover bizarre landscape most like horror, science fiction movies near Tehran! 2020-07-05 17:07

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Discover bizarre landscape most like horror, science fiction movies near Tehran!

    Not too far from Tehran, the mountainous village of Verdij welcomes tourists who come to regain energy and have fun. It’s an exceptional location at the Alborz mountain range that evokes memories of horror or science fiction movies. Some of its rocks look like skulls. According to legends, these were ghosts which turned into stones!

  • Archaeological survey to offer new glimpses of troglodytic architecture in northern Iran 2020-06-14 19:28

    Archaeological survey to offer new glimpses of troglodytic architecture in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has started work on troglodyte shelters in a northern Iranian region, believing that they are still giving up long-buried secrets.

  • Hossein Sadeghzadeh 2020-04-26 00:58

    Iranian climber Sadeghzadeh killed in avalanche

    TEHRAN – Iranian mountaineer Hossein Sadeghzadeh has been killed after an avalanche in Alborz Mountain range.

  •  People visit Sa’d-al Saltaneh caravanserai in an undated photo 2020-04-06 23:51

    Qazvin ancient sites on agenda for possible UNESCO registration

    TEHRAN – Qazvin province’s tourism department announced on Sunday that it “seriously” pursues efforts to have ancient sites of Sa’d-al Saltaneh caravanserai and Alamut castle registered on UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran 2019-11-09 19:31

    Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran

    TEHRAN – Amongst wanders of the nature is sudden climate change when you pass Iran’s northern Mazandaran province for Semnan in its south. Here the Owpart region acts like an elevated natural barrier, dividing lush jungles from the harsh, sun-scorched desert lands.

  • Remnants of Safavid-era bathhouse discovered 2019-10-19 18:53

    Remnants of Safavid-era bathhouse discovered

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have discovered remnants of a Safavid-era (1501–1736) public bathhouse within a former royal ensemble in the Iranian city of Qazvin.

  • 1,250 ha of central Alborz Mountains to undergo reforestation 2019-02-12 22:41

    1,250 ha of central Alborz Mountains undergo reforestation

    TEHRAN – Reforestation will be conducted on 1,250 hectares of 1,800 meter altitude of central mountain range of Alborz, to prevent illegal constructions and land grabbing in mountainous areas, head of Tehran Parks and Green Space Organization, affiliated to the municipality has said.