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  • Visits to Ali Sader cave reach record high 2022-06-05 22:01

    Visits to Ali Sadr cave reach record high

    TEHRAN – Visits to Ali Sadr reached a record high on June 3 when 9,000 sightseers toured the gigantic water-filled cavern wieldy believed to date from the Jurassic era.

  • Photo depicts mausoleum of the 11th-century Persian poet Baba Tahir in Hamadan, west-central Iran. 2022-02-02 18:13

    Iran wants UNESCO registration for Hamedan

    TEHRAN –  Iran will put forward the cultural landscape of Hamedan which embraces the archaeological site of Ecbatana and many other Achaemenid sites as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Hamedan where nature meets culture 2022-01-14 17:12

    Hamedan where nature meets culture

    TEHRAN - Hamedan never falls short of offering exciting ideas to its visitors. Astonishing archaeological sites, scenic nature, tranquil gardens, vaulted domed bazaars, and more importantly its hospitable people are amongst the highlights of the Iranian city.

  • Sold! Iranian treasures went under the hammer in London auction 2021-12-11 21:35

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Sold! Iranian treasures went under the hammer in London auction

    TEHRAN – On December 8, two majestic royal gold plaques among other ancient Iranian treasures went under the hammer for hundreds of thousands of pounds at Christie’s in London.

  • Fort remnants associated with Median empire discovered in northeast Iran 2021-11-17 17:40

    Fort remnants associated with Median empire discovered in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and German archaeologists has recently unearthed vestiges of a prehistorical military fortress in northeast Iran.

  • Median-era citadel to turn into hub for intl. sightseers 2021-05-04 18:32

    Median-era citadel to turn into hub for intl. sightseers

    TEHRAN – Local authorities are set to turn Nushijan citadel into a top destination for international sightseers and holidaymakers. The Median-era (c. 678 BC– c. 549 BC) fortress and fire temple lies 20km northwest of Malayer in Hamedan province.

  • File photo depicts people visiting the Achaemenid site of Ganjnameh in Hamedan before the  coronavirus crisis. 2021-04-07 20:03

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Six destinations to visit in Hamedan when travel opens up

    TEHRAN – It is more than a year since many countries around the world have imposed sweeping travel bans and advisories to stem the spread of novel coronavirus within their borders and beyond.

  • 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.

  • Archaeologist says newest Ecbatana excavations yielded ‘satisfying’ results 2020-07-19 18:28

    Archaeologist says newest Ecbatana excavations yielded ‘satisfying’ results

    TEHRAN – Senior Iranian archaeologist Mehrdad Malekzadeh has said results of the 22nd archaeological season recently conducted on the ancient city of Ecbatana in west-central Iran were “satisfying”.

  • Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana 2020-06-30 19:10

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have unearthed new cultural relics and architectural vestiges that sheds a new light on the mysterious capital of Medes, which is widely believed to be in Ecbatana, an ancient city on the site of which stands the modern city of Hamadan in west-central Iran.

  • A walk through Jameh Mosque of Hamedan 2019-08-23 19:38

    A walk through Jameh Mosque of Hamedan

    TEHRAN - Photos show interior and exterior views of Jameh Mosque of Hamedan, August 20, 2019.

  • Caravan on the Silk Road, 1380 CE 2019-08-09 18:08

    Silk Road a suitable opportunity to introduce ancient Iran

    TEHRAN – The possible inscription of the ancient Silk Road on the UNESCO World Heritage list will open up a suitable opportunity for Iran to present its cultural, literary, historical and scientific achievements to the world, the secretary general of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO has said.

  • Visiting Hamedan? Consider a rail route 2019-07-15 22:02

    Visiting Hamedan? Consider a rail route

    TEHRAN – The first exclusive tourist train connecting Tehran to Hamedan was inaugurated on Friday, making it easy for sightseers to get around one of the ancient world’s greatest cities.

  •  A view of Imam Khomeini Sq. in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2019-06-02 19:29

    Six places to visit in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – The west central Iranian city of Hamedan, never falls short of offering cultural heritage sites to its visitors. Scenic natural landscapes, traditional restaurants, public gardens and colorful outdoor markets and more importantly, its hospitable people make for an unexpected slice of the city.

  • An archaeologist uncovers historical remains from an ancient underground “city” located in Salehabad district of Hamedan province, west-central Iran. 2019-05-25 19:52

    Doors of ancient underground “city” opened to archaeologists 

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has commenced an extensive research on a centuries-old underground “city”, which is located in Salehabad district of Hamedan province, west-central Iran, ISNA reported on Friday.