• 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Saint Stepanos 2020-02-29 23:54

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Northwest Iran: A verdant realm of ancient churches & monasteries

    TEHRAN - To the untrained eye, Iran’s earliest churches may seem modest structures to some but they bear testimony to a vast panorama of architectural and decorative scenes associated with Armenian culture blended with other regional cultures: Byzantine, Orthodox, Assyrian, Persian and Muslim.

  • A view of Si-e Tir St. in downtown Tehran 2019-12-22 21:11

    Tehran’s tourist street to become more accessible for people with disabilities

    TEHRAN – A follow-up plan is being formulated to ensure Tehran’s Si-e Tir historical street and its surrounding museums, travel destinations and historical monuments will be more accessible for the physically challenged people.

  • Archaeologists and restorers commence a new round of work on the ancient Manujan fort in the southeastern Kerman province, January 2019. 2019-12-13 18:11

    Some 2,500 historical monuments in need of restoration in Iran

    TEHRAN – Of the numerous historical buildings and structures that are scattered across Iran, some 2,500 ones are in need of restoration, an official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has said. 

  • A view of the Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, which is under restoration in November 2019. 2019-11-26 22:09

    UNESCO-tagged monastery’s main dome restored

    TEHRAN – Main dome of the Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, a UNESCO-registered property in northwest Iran, has recently been restored successfully, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in northwest Iran. 2019-09-28 20:24

    Monastery of Saint Thaddeus being restored meeting UNESCO standards

    TEHRAN - The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is being restored according to UNESCO standards and benefiting from technical experts, director of Iran’s Armenian monastic ensembles has said.