Mashhad

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  • 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.

  • medical tourists 2020-07-03 16:45

    Coronavirus cuts medical tourists in Mashhad by 95%

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus pandemic has slashed the number of travelers visiting the city of Mashhad for medical purposes by 95 percent over the past few months, IRNA reported.

  • Dam spills out water after 21 years 2020-05-10 11:46

    Dam spills out water after 21 years

    Toroq Dam, which is one of the main sources of supplying drinking water to the metropolis of Mashhad, the capital of northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, has spilled for the first time since it was built 21 years ago thanks to heavy rainfalls in recent months. Some experts believe that Iran has entered a period of wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades as rainfall in the past three years has met normal and above normal levels.

  • Flashfloods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran 2020-04-21 23:22

    Flash floods reveal archaeological site in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – An archaeological site has recently been unearthed on the outskirts of Torbat-e Heydarieh after torrential rains washed the soil away in the northeastern Iranian region.

  • 100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored 2020-04-13 19:55

    100 pieces of historical ceramics, glazed pottery restored

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 pieces of historical ceramics and glazed pottery were restored in the laboratory of Khorasan Great Museum, northeastern city of Mashhad, during the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).

  • Leader 2020-03-10 18:11

    Leader’s New Year speech canceled over coronavirus outbreak

    TEHRAN — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s annual New Year speech at the Imam Reza holy shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad will not be held due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

  •  “Bowl with a Figure and Birds”; 10th century CE; excavated from Neyshabur, northeast Iran 2020-03-10 08:36

    A glimpse of The Met’s excavations at Neyshabur once home to many Iranian scholars, traders and artisans

    TEHRAN – Beginning in 1935, a team from the Department of Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “The Met”, excavated for several seasons at Neyshabur (Nishapur), which is one of flourishing towns of medieval times now situated northeast of modern Iran.

  • احسان حدادی 2020-03-01 15:55

    Hadadi assures of winning second Olympics medal

    TEHRAN – Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi says that he can win his second medal in the Olympic Games.

  • Wooden mosque at Choobin (“Wooden”) village near Neyshabur, northeast Iran. 2020-02-26 23:54

    Visit village where all structures are made of timber

    Serenely sprawling in a well-watered and fertile plain at the southern foot of the Binalud Mountains, Choobin (“Wooden”) village is a special tourist destination situated near Neyshabur, northeast Iran.

  • International Quran Competition 2020-02-26 18:38

    Intl. Quran Competition postponed until end of Ramadan

    TEHRAN – The 37th International Quran Competition has been postponed to a time after the holy month of Ramadan due to the new coronavirus epidemic in the country.

  • Colorful yurts at Noruz (Nowruz) festival 2020-02-24 19:37

    Iran-Turkmenistan border crossing to host Noruz celebration

    TEHRAN – Iran and Turkmenistan are scheduled to celebrate Noruz, the Persian New Year traditions shared between the two nations, during a joint event at their border crossing on March 27, CHTN reported.

  • narcotic 2020-02-23 18:32

    Police seize narcotic drugs in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Anti-drug police forces have seized illicit drugs after disbanding a gang of drug traffickers in the northeastern city of Mashhad, local sources announced on Sunday.