Iran – Cradle of Civilization

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  • Scorpions flank a human figure with hoofed feet who has caught two cheetahs by their tails, on a chlorite artifact recovered from Jiroft.(Photo: Pejman Akbarzadeh/Persian Dutch Network) 2021-07-17 17:55

    Jiroft: the story of how Iran became a cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – Until the very early 21st century, no one had ever dreamed that a refined forgotten culture could re-emerge from the sands of a remote and arid region in southeast Iran.

  • arshin adib 2021-03-13 21:12

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    American decision-makers lack ability to understand Iranian civilization: professor

    Arshin Adib-Moghaddam says “China and even Russia have a better understanding of Iran”

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute, says that the conversation between Persepolis and Washington DC can lead to repeated misunderstandings due to Americans’ failure to understanding Iran’s civilization.

  •  A view of the Gold Bowl of Hasanlu, ca. 900 BC 2020-08-14 21:54

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The absolutely magnificent ‘Gold Bowl of Hasanlu’: Sixty-three years later

    TEHRAN – Sixty-three years ago, an Iranian man, named Emamqoli Mohammadi Hasanluei, unearthed a millennia-old gold bowl in the debris of a burned building, part of the major architectural complex at Teppe Hasanlu near the city of Naghadeh in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, a short distance south of Lake Urmia.

  • 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).

  • Spanish show to offer fans free admission in Tehran  2020-01-31 18:17

    Spanish show to offer fans free admission in Tehran 

    TEHRAN - Entry will be free to a major Spanish cultural heritage show in Tehran on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn, which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

  • Spanish cultural heritage show opens in Tehran 2019-09-22 19:17

    Spanish cultural heritage show opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Spain’s Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) on Sunday opened a show in Tehran. The large-scale exhibition, being hosted by the National Museum of Iran, puts on show around 300 objects, some of which dating for millennia. 

  • A file photo depicts an Anubanini relief near Sarpol-e Zahab in western Iran 2019-09-06 17:38

    Millennia-old bas-relief found in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A bas-relief, estimated to date from over 3,000 years ago, has recently been discovered in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

  • “Iran, Cradle of Civilization” attracts over 100,000 visitors 2019-09-03 18:49

    “Iran, Cradle of Civilization” attracts over 100,000 visitors

    TEHRAN – More than 100,000 visitors from Spain and other countries visited “Iran, Cradle of Civilization”, an exhibition of ancient relics, which was on loan from the National Museum of Iran at the Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) in southeastern Spain.

  • A poster for the exhibition “Dutch Archaeology and Art: Highlights from the Drents Museum” 2019-08-10 19:51

    Over 58,000 visit Dutch show in downtown Tehran

    TEHRAN – Over 58,000 Iranian and foreign nationals have toured a landmark loan exhibit from the Drents Museum, which is underway at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

  • Spain conference addresses “Iran, Cradle of Civilization" 2019-06-21 19:06

    Spain conference addresses “Iran, Cradle of Civilization"

    TEHRAN – Spain’s Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) on Wednesday hosted a well-attended conference devoted to ancient Iranian arts and history.

  • Dutch museum wins American art prize for Iran exhibition 2019-03-16 21:00

    Dutch museum wins American art prize for Iran exhibition

    TEHRAN – The Drents museum has won an audience prize in New York at the prestigious Global Fine Art Awards. The prize was granted on March 12 for its contribution to hosting “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”, an enormous loan exhibit on the history of Persia.

  • “Iran, Cradle of Civilizations” on show in Spain 2019-03-16 20:54

    “Iran, Cradle of Civilization” on show in Spain

    TEHRAN - “Iran, the Cradle of Civilization”, an exhibition of nearly two hundred magnificent pieces of ancient relics, has opened its doors to the public at the Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) in south eastern Spain.

  • A large banner for “Iran – Cradle of Civilization” adorns the exterior of Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands, on June 17, 2018. 2019-01-26 22:53

    Major exhibit to stage Iran’s history, civilization in Spain

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief said on Saturday that the country aims to introduce its ancient history and civilization to the people of Spain by throwing a major loan exhibit.

  • Spain to host exhibit on Iranian civilization 2019-01-12 21:51

    Spain to host exhibit on Iranian civilization

    TEHRAN – To enrich cultural scene between Tehran and Madrid, a Spanish museum will be hosting a loan exhibit on history of Iran.

  • Exhibit displaying Tehran archaeological discoveries 2018-12-15 21:42

    Exhibit displaying Tehran archaeological discoveries

    TEHRAN – An exhibition, featuring archaeological discoveries of ancient relics in Tehran, has opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of Iran.

  • A large banner for “Iran – Cradle of Civilization” adorns the exterior of Drents Museum in Assen, the Netherlands, on June 17, 2018. 2018-09-11 03:45

    Tehran to hold loan exhibit from Dutch museum

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran is set to showcase a loan collection of relics from Drents Museum, Assen, the Netherlands.