Mashhad

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  • Bronze Age earthenware donated to Iranian museum 2021-04-07 20:22

    Bronze Age earthenware donated to Iranian museum

    TEHRAN – An Iranian woman has donated a Bronze Age pottery to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum, a vast cultural heritage exhibition located in the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad.

  • Centuries-old craft still alive in Iranian village 2021-03-09 22:43

    Centuries-old craft still alive in Iranian village

    Iranian craftspeople make domed ceilings using dried branches in the village of Mayan, northeast Iran, March 9, 2021.

  • Permanent sales exhibition of stone objects inaugurated in Mashhad 2021-03-01 20:00

    Permanent sales exhibition of stone objects inaugurated in Mashhad

    TEHRAN – A permanent sales exhibition, dedicated to objects and utensils, which are made from Harkareh stone blocks, opened its doors to the public on Sunday.

  • Khaje Rabi Shrine 2021-02-13 18:28

    A peek into Khajeh Rabi Shrine in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN_ For ages, Iran has been a haven for those who seek calm and peace as well as those who are after science, art, and education. 

  • Illegal construction tore down in ancient Neyshabur 2021-02-01 21:32

    Illegal construction tore down in ancient Neyshabur

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently demolished a brick construction that was illegally developing within the legitimate boundaries of ancient Neyshabur in northeast Iran.

  • 60,000 relics being re-arranged, documented in Iranian museum 2021-01-22 20:54

    60,000 relics being re-arranged, documented in Iranian museum

    TEHRAN – Some 60,000 relics and historical objects are being documented to be put in the right order in the Great Museum of Khorasan, which is located in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Raqs-e Qalam International Exhibition 2021-01-11 18:38

    Artists from 30 countries to attend Iran Silk Road calligraphy exhibition

    TEHRAN – Calligraphy works by 203 artists from 30 countries will be showcased at the First Raqs-e Qalam International Exhibition and Conference of the Silk Road Calligraphy.

  • Medical tourists to Mashhad at record low due to coronavirus curbs 2021-01-03 20:41

    Medical tourists to Mashhad at record low due to coronavirus curbs

    TEHRAN - The coronavirus pandemic is hitting hard at medical tourism of Mashhad, which used to be a thriving destination for health-care seekers in pre-pandemic times.

  • calligraphy exhibition 2020-12-27 18:21

    Mashhad to host intl. calligraphy exhibition on Silk Road

    TEHRAN – Prominent calligraphers from different countries will be displaying their artworks in a virtual exhibition and conference on the Silk Road, which will be held during January 2021 in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

  • Patients being visited free of charge 2020-12-12 11:49

    Patients being visited free of charge

    A group of volunteer physicians and nurses visit patients in less developed neighborhoods of the city of Mashhad free of charge on a regular weekly basis.

  • Fakhrizadeh’s funeral held in Mashhad 2020-11-29 18:27

    Fakhrizadeh’s funeral held in Mashhad

    TEHRAN — The body of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh arrived in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Saturday night for a funeral procession, Tasnim reported.

  • 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.

  • Persian handicrafts: 13th-century panel of three tiles from frieze 2020-10-27 18:50

    Persian handicrafts: 13th-century panel of three tiles from frieze

    TEHRAN - These tiles, being kept and displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, were once part of a magnificent frieze in a very important religious shrine in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • 10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see 2020-10-21 11:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see

    Iran, one of the friendliest countries on Earth, was once the heart of the mighty Persian Empire which almost stretched from Greece all the way to China. And now, what we know as modern Iran is the inheritor of a land full of sites of high cultural values from corner to corner.

  • Mourners hold "Khotbeh Khani" ritual in Mashhad 2020-10-18 11:32

    Mourners hold "Khotbeh Khani" ritual in Mashhad

    A traditional ritual dubbed "Khotbeh Khani" was held at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad on Friday evening to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam. Khotbeh Khani (mourning plus eulogy while carrying candles) ceremony is held every year at the courtyards and porticos of the holy shrine.

  • Rare postal stamps, envelops and postcards on show at Mashhad museum 2020-10-09 18:03

    Rare postal stamps, envelops and postcards on show at Mashhad museum

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of rare postal stamps, envelops and postcards from around the world has opened its doors to the public at the Astan Quds Razavi Museum in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today 2020-09-09 01:00

    Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today

    TEHRAN – A 5-star train will resume service between Rasht and Mashhad on Wednesday evening. The train is scheduled to leave Rasht at 19:00 local time towards the holy city of Mashhad, which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS).

  • Collector donates Sassanid silver coins to national museum 2020-09-07 21:53

    Collector donates Sassanid silver coins to national museum

    TEHRAN – An Iranian collector has donated over 50 silver coins dating back to the Sassanid era (224 CE–651) to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum, a vast cultural heritage exhibition located in the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Private sector investing $7.3b in Khorasan Razavi tourism projects 2020-08-31 19:46

    Private sector investing $7.3b in Khorasan Razavi tourism projects

    TEHRAN – Currently, 243 tourism-related projects worth 310 trillion rials (around $7.3 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are currently being developed in Khorasan Razavi province by private investors. 

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban 2020-08-27 02:07

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    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban

    The night of Ashura in Iran is called Shaam-e Ghariban, meaning “the night of strangers” and those who are far from home and help. People light candles in holy places and gatherings in every corner of the country.

  • Pilgrimage to holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) added to cultural heritage list 2020-08-24 20:33

    Pilgrimage to holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) added to cultural heritage list

    TEHRAN – The spiritual tradition of pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) has been registered on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.

  • Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran 2020-08-18 19:43

    Turkish Airlines to resume flights to five Iranian cities, including Tehran

    TEHRAN – Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it is scheduled to resume its flights to Tehran and four other major Iranian cities in September.

  • Safavid-era caravanserai in Semnan being restored 2020-08-16 21:30

    Safavid-era caravanserai in Semnan being restored

    TEHRAN – A team of cultural heritage experts and restorers has commenced work on a Safavid-era (1501-1736) caravanserai, which is located in Lasjerd, north-central Semnan province.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Survey to examine role of saffron in tourism development 2020-08-04 18:27

    Survey to examine role of saffron in tourism development

    TEHRAN – A case study is being carried out on the central city of Natanz to find out how saffron farming may contribute to the development of agritourism in the region.

  • Mashhad museum sets up exhibit dedicated to journalism 2020-08-03 23:30

    Mashhad museum sets up exhibit dedicated to journalism

    TEHRAN – An exhibition dedicated to media correspondents and the history of journalism in Iran will open to the public at Khorasan Great Museum, which is located in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Elhaminia 2020-07-27 19:00

    Tilework master Elhaminia, famed for decorating Imam Reza holy shrine, passes away

    TEHRAN- Mohammad Ali Elhaminia, who was the oldest master of tilework at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the city of Mashhad, has died at the age of 86.

  • A view of the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) where the eighth Shia Imam is laid to rest in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2020-07-18 22:23

    Tourism projects worth $3.8b underway in Khorasan Razavi

    TEHRAN – A total of 248 tourism-related projects worth 162 trillion rials (around $3.8 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are currently underway in Khorasan Razavi province, which is a top destination both for pilgrims and holidaymakers.

  • Poet Reza Afzali 2020-07-10 18:48

    Poet Reza Afzali dies at 72

    TEHRAN – Poet Reza Afzali died of a stroke in a hospital in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Thursday. He was 72.

  • holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) 2020-07-06 19:00

    Hotel occupancy rate plunges to 10% in Khorasan Razavi

    TEHRAN – The occupancy rate of hotels in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, one of Iran’s giant travel destinations, has plummeted to 10 percent, ILNA quoted Abolfazl Mokaramifar, the provincial tourism chief, as saying on Monday.