Historical relics

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  • Household brocade-weaving machine made by Iranian artisans  2021-07-16 22:04

    Household brocade-weaving machine made by Iranian artisans 

    TEHRAN – A working prototype of a household brocade-weaving machine has been made by a team of Iranian artisans and cultural heritage experts.  

  • National Museum of Iran publishes first issue of its journal 2021-06-15 21:20

    National Museum of Iran publishes first issue of its journal

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has recently published the first issue of its journal, which includes articles on topics of archaeology, museum management, restoration, and related theoretical studies. 

  • Iranian researcher probes carpet patterns emerged during Qajar era 2021-05-21 18:04

    Iranian researcher probes carpet patterns emerged during Qajar era

    TEHRAN – An Iranian researcher has investigated various rugs and carpets woven during the Qajar era (1789–1925) to discover novel patterns that emerged in the epoch.

  • Discover troglodyte architecture near Tehran 2021-05-19 19:26

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Discover troglodyte architecture near Tehran

    Photo depicts an example of troglodyte architecture, which includes vertical shafts, rooms, and other interiors, in the southern face of Alborz mountain range in Eshtehard county, near Tehran, May 18, 2021. Iran is a haven for ancient troglodytic architecture which is almost forgotten in the face of modernity. Today, fewer locals are choosing to live in the caves, instead moving to neighboring towns and villages.

  • historical relics 2021-05-14 20:30

    Iranian police seize relics from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Some 20 historical objects have recently been confiscated from three smugglers in Kuhdasht, western Lorestan province, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage said on Friday, CHTN reported.

  • historical relics 2021-03-07 21:52

    Historical objects seized in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently confiscated a total of 18 historical relics from a smuggler in Qorveh county, western Kordestan province, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • historical relics 2021-02-21 21:06

    Man donates relics to hometown heritage office in northwest Iran 

    TEHRAN – An Iranian man, who is a native of Salmas in northwest Iran, has recently donated some relics to his hometown’s office for cultural heritage, tourism, and handicrafts. 

  • ‘Unique’ relics unearthed in northern Iran: archaeologist 2021-02-20 18:59

    ‘Unique’ relics unearthed in northern Iran: archaeologist

    TEHRAN – A “unique” haul of ancient relics and vestiges of urban structures have been unearthed in Astarabad (or Esterabad) in northern Iran, senior Iranian archaeologist Habib Rezai has said.

  • historical relics 2021-01-19 20:00

    Hundreds of original and fake relics retrieved 

    TEHRAN – A total of 844 relics, both original and copies, have been recovered from smugglers or illegal diggers in northwestern Ardebil province over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020). 

  • Six historical objects identified in Siraf port 2020-12-12 18:38

    Six historical objects identified in Siraf port

    TEHRAN – A total of six historical objects have recently been identified in the ancient port of Siraf in southwest Iran.

  • Historical relics 2020-12-06 22:10

    Historical relics discovered in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN-A total of nine historical objects have recently been discovered on the outskirts of a historical site in Kerman province, southeast Iran, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage has said.

  • Historical relics 2020-12-02 18:02

    Historical relics recovered from smugglers in Kerman

    TEHRAN-A total of 35 historical objects have recently been confiscated from smugglers in Kerman province, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage has said. 

  • Darugheh House bears hallmarks of Russian architecture 2020-11-21 18:35

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Darugheh House bears hallmarks of Russian architecture

    If you take a tour of the back alleys of Mashhad, you will discover myriads of attractions hidden behind in the northeastern Iranian metropolis. The 19th-century Darouqeh House may dazzles you with its seductive appearance. Covering some 1,100 square meters in area, it bears the hallmarks of Russian architecture, which sets it apart from many other ones. The historical mansion bagged a UNESCO conservation award in 2016. According to UN cultural body, the conservation of Darugheh House was reinstated a significant component of the historic townscape in Mashhad.

  • historical relics 2020-11-16 20:00

    Safavid-era relics unearthed in west-central Iran

    TEHRAN –Some historical relics have recently been unearthed in the village of Oshtoran, near Tuyserkan, west-central province of Hamedan, while workers were digging a water well in one of the houses of the village.

  • historical giant urn 2020-11-06 19:46

    Giant historical urn discovered in central Iran

    TEHRAN – A giant historical urn has been discovered in a historical site in Ebrahim-Abad Kohneh village, central Markazi province.

  • historical relics 2020-08-24 19:00

    Police seize over 100 historical relics in southeastern Iran  

    TEHRAN- A total of 110 historical objects have been confiscated in the southeastern Kerman province since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year 1399 (March 20), a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage has said.

  • gangs of illegal excavators 2020-07-28 20:00

    Iranian police bust gangs of illegal excavators

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently busted two gangs of illegal diggers and antique dealers in southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad and northern Golestan provinces.

  • Book on earthquake resistance of historical structures hits stores 2020-07-20 22:36

    Book on earthquake resistance of historical structures hits stores

    TEHRAN – A book containing 13 scientific papers on earthquake resistance of historical structures has recently been published, introducing ways to maximize the protection of potentially vulnerable structures.

  • Historical mansion being restored into manuscript museum 2020-07-16 00:31

    Historical mansion being restored into manuscript museum

    TEHRAN – The second season of restoration work has been started on Birjandi Historical House in a bid to turn the centuries-old mansion to a top manuscript museum in Borujerd, Lorestan province, western Iran.

  • historical relics 2020-07-12 20:30

    Over 135,000 historical relics retrieved in 39 months

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recovered 135,879 original and fake historical objects from smugglers or illegal diggers over the past 39 months, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage has said.

  • Ancient rock-carved motifs constitute open-air museum in west-central Iran 2020-06-24 21:00

    Ancient rock-carved motifs constitute open-air museum in west-central Iran

    TEHRAN – A new survey by Iranian cultural heritage experts and officials has shed new light on hundreds of ancient rock-carved motifs, which are scattered near Maryanaj, constituting an open-air museum across west-central Iranian town.

  • File photo depicts a terracotta model of a chariot used by the Kura–Araxes people, 4th-3rd millennium BC. 2020-06-10 18:28

    Excavations reveal rare find of Bronze Age culture in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has recently unearthed a rare Bronze Age culture, related settlements and relics following to rounds of excavation in a plain near the north-central city of Qom.

  • Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh 2020-05-20 21:41

    40 historical monuments restored in Zanjan

    TEHRAN – Some 40 historical buildings and structures in northwestern Zanjan province were restored during the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 19).

  • pottery jar 2020-05-12 15:20

    Police seize historical relics in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently confiscated four historical objects form a smuggler in Bandargaz, northern Golestan province, Mehr reported on Monday. 

  • relics 2020-04-18 21:50

    Seljuk-era relics recovered in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently confiscated four historical objects related to Seljuk era (1037–1194) in Tehran.

  • historical relics 2020-04-15 22:14

    Some 1,600 historical relics seized in Kerman

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have confiscated 1,590 historical objects in Kerman province, southeastern Iran, during the past Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 20).

  • History of human settlement in Iran’s Qumis may go far deeper than thought 2020-02-23 20:58

    History of human settlement in Iran’s Qumis may go far deeper than thought

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian archaeologist has said that the history of human settlement in Shahr-e Qumis may go far deeper in time from what previously excavations suggested decades ago.

  • Seljuk-era relics found during illegal excavation 2020-01-24 19:15

    Seljuk-era relics found during illegal excavation

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently confiscated historical relics related to Seljuk era (1037–1194) from an illegal excavation in a house located in the city of Abhar, west-central Zanjan province.

  • A glance at a lavishly decorated house in central Iran 2020-01-22 19:02

    A glance at a lavishly decorated house in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Photos depict scenes of the extravagantly decorated Mollabashi (Motamedi) house in Isfahan, central Iran, on January 20, 2020.

  • Historical potteries, human bones unearthed in Iranian town 2019-12-21 18:25

    Historical potteries, human bones unearthed in Iranian town

    TEHRAN – Fragments of potteries and human bones have accidentally been discovered during a construction project in Damghan, an ancient town in northcentral Iran.