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  • View gigantic ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil in 360 virtual tour 2020-09-28 19:30

    View gigantic ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil in 360 virtual tour

    TEHRAN – Cultural heritage enthusiasts and ordinary people can virtually walk through the amazing ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil, a UNESCO-registered prehistorical capital in southwest Iran, using a cutting-edge 3D technology.

  • UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble to be dredged 2020-08-25 18:49

    UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble to be dredged

    TEHRAN – A dredging project has started at parts of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran, which is known globally as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’.

  • Advanced digital mapping starts at UNESCO-tagged Tchogha Zanbil, Haft-Tappeh 2020-08-24 20:58

    Advanced digital mapping starts at UNESCO-tagged Tchogha Zanbil, Haft-Tappeh

    TEHRAN – A new digital mapping has been commenced at the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil and its nearby archaeological site, Haft-Tappeh, using an advanced low altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

  • A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran” 2020-07-07 01:03

    A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

    TEHRAN – In 1931, the renowned British archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) surveyed Tepe Gariran in western Iran along with several others across the ancient land. His views were published in November 1969 in a book titled “Old Routes of Western Iran: Narratives of an Archaeological Journey”.

  • Tehran Times: an advocate of cultural heritage, travel and folk awareness 2020-05-03 20:02

    Tehran Times: an advocate of cultural heritage, travel and folk awareness

    Iran’s first UNESCO sites registered when the daily was born

    TEHRAN - Since it was established in May 1979, the Tehran Times has put the priority on covering top stories about Iran’s history, cultural heritage, tourism, folk traditions, festivals and arts as well as notifying potential threats in these realms in line with its main mission to air the voice of the Islamic Revolution.

  • Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization 2020-04-25 21:48

    Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – The discovery of the magnificent Jiroft site came by accident in the very early 21st century when rounds of heavy flood along the Halil River swept the topsoil off thousands of previously unknown tombs and led to the discovery of many artifacts believed by archeologists to belong to the Early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC).

  • 100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored 2020-04-13 19:55

    100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 pieces of historical ceramics and glazed pottery were restored in the laboratory of Khorasan Great Museum, northeastern city of Mashhad, during the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo in front of the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, a ruined Elamiate-era ziggurat in southwest Iran. 2020-04-06 23:45

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Susa, a top destination for history buffs

    Apart from what our goals for traveling could be, it lets us experience diverse wonders, cultures, history, foods and beauties from around the world. There’s history everywhere, but history buffs doe love specific destinations.

  • This image, depicting military men, is from a frieze originally located at a royal palace in Susa, southwest Iran, (one of the Achaemenid Empire’s four capital cities).  It is now maintained at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Scholars believe the frieze depicts members of Xerxes' personal bodyguard (called the Immortals).
)Photo Credit: Mohammed Shamma/Flickr( 2020-03-03 19:15

    Susa, once capital of Elamite, Achaemenid empires

    TEHRAN – Now sprawling in the southwest of modern Iran, Susa is one of the oldest yet magnificent cities in the world.

  • Tens of Paleolithic caves, rock shelters identified in southwest Iran 2020-02-11 18:05

    Tens of Paleolithic caves, rock shelters identified in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN - A total of 59 caves and rock shelters, estimated to date from the Paleolithic era, have recently been discovered in an archaeological survey carried out near the city of Izeh, southwestern Khuzestan province.

  • Heritage museum inaugurated in ancient city of Izeh 2020-01-18 18:44

    Heritage museum inaugurated in ancient city of Izeh

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister on Friday inaugurated a cultural heritage museum in Izeh, southwestern Khuzestan province, with the aim of introducing the rich history and culture of the ancient city.

  •  A view of the 12th-century Jameh Mosque of Yazd (Masjid-e-Jameh Yazd) in central Iran. 2020-01-03 18:14

    Porticos, arches, domes and gardens, key elements of Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – Iran has inherited numerous architectural traditions over the course of history. The Elamite, Achaemenian, Hellenistic, and other pre-Islamic and Islamic-era dynasties have left striking stone testaments to their greatness, such as Chogha Zanbil and Persepolis—both of which were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.

  • Elamite-era ‘ring of power’ on show at the National Museum of Iran 2019-09-29 20:55

    Elamite-era ‘ring of power’ to put on show in Izeh

    TEHRAN – An Elamite-era golden royal armlet, known as “Arjan ring of power”, will be displayed at the newly-constructed museum in Izeh, Khuzestan province, where the object was unearthed in the early 1980s.

  • Tchogha Zanbil: World’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture 2019-06-17 19:29

    Tchogha Zanbil: World’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture

    TEHRAN – UNESCO-listed Tchogha Zanbil is widely known as the world’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture. The ruined ziggurat stands in Khuzestan province, southwest Iran. It was made a UNESCO site in 1979.