Mannaeans

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  • Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran 2020-12-20 19:42

    Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 49 works of ancient art that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran some four decades ago have recently been returned home with the aid of Swiss officials.  

  •  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.

  • Millennia-old relics confiscated in northwest Iran 2020-06-21 01:15

    Millennia-old relics confiscated in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A batch of prehistorical relics, estimated to date from the time of Mannaeans in the early 1st millennium BC, has recently been seized from an antique dealer near the city of Bukan, West Azarbaijan province, northwest Iran.

  • Millennia-old goblet to go on show 2020-04-29 22:35

    Millennia-old goblet to go on show

    TEHRAN – A millennia-old goblet, unearthed last year, will be put on show at a museum in Khalkhal, one of the historical cities of the northwestern Ardebil province.

  • Thousands-year-old vase to be unveiled in Ardebil 2019-05-08 19:45

    Thousands-year-old vase to be unveiled in Ardebil

    TEHRAN – On May 18, concurrent with the International Museum Day, a three-thousand-year-old silver vase, which was recently found in Iran’s Ardebil province, will be unveiled in museum exhibition, provincial tourism chief has said.