Sassanid

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  • River flood swamps Sassanid-era dam in southwest Iran 2020-11-23 18:55

    River flood swamps Sassanid-era dam in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN – The rain-swollen river of Karun has submerged a significant ancient dam in southwest Iran.  The Sassanid era (224–651) monument is one of the satellite sites situated adjacent to the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Khuzestan province.

  • Sassanid fortress equipped with new lighting system 2020-11-08 21:43

    Sassanid fortress equipped with new lighting system

    TEHRAN - Rayen Castle in the southeastern province of Kerman, dating back to the times of the Sasanian dynasty (226-651) and even deeper, has been equipped with a new lighting system.

  • Ramparts of ancient fort unearthed in northeast Iran 2020-11-06 19:43

    Ramparts of ancient fort unearthed in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – Ramparts and towers of an ancient fortress, believed to date from the times of Parthians (247 BC – 224 CE), have partly been unearthed in northeast Iran.

  • Ancient decorated potteries unearthed in eastern Iran 2020-10-21 20:00

    Ancient decorated potteries unearthed in eastern Iran

    TEHRAN – A number of ancient potteries bearing geometric patterns and symbols have recently been unearthed during an archaeological survey at Gabri archaeological site in Sarbisheh county, eastern South Khorasan province.

  • Plate: the Sassanid king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag 2020-10-21 18:16

    Sasanians promoted Persian arts through trade, conquest, and diplomacy: experts

    TEHRAN - Under Sassanid rule (224 CE–651) Persian arts and architecture experienced a general renaissance. However, it made its way well beyond the vast borders of the longest-lived Persian dynasty, which at its greatest extent encompassed all of present-day Iran and Iraq and stretched from the eastern Mediterranean (including Anatolia and Egypt) to Pakistan, and from parts of southern Arabia to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan 2020-10-18 17:47

    Afshin Majlesi

    Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan

    In the tiny village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, one may feel an ancient magic inherited from preceding generations, a traditional technique to harness the wind power.

  • Unmissable museum in northwest Iran 2020-10-11 21:43

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Unmissable museum in northwest Iran

    Holding thousands of works of art – from Persian, Mesopotamian, and Elamite antiquities to masterpieces by the Islamic-era artists, it’s no surprise that Azarbaijan Museum is known as the second major museum of cultural heritage after the National Museum of Iran.

  • Shahr-e Belqeys prosperous in late Sassanid, early Islamic eras: expert 2020-09-29 20:30

    Shahr-e Belqeys prosperous in late Sassanid, early Islamic eras: expert

    TEHRAN – Shahr-e Belqeys (“City of Belqeys”), situated in northeastern Iran, was prosperous during a span of time from the late Sassanid era to early Islamic times, a cultural heritage expert has said.

  • 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.

  • A traveler looks at a massive rock-hewn tomb where a Persian Achaemenid king is laid to rest at the necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam in southern Iran. 2020-08-22 20:34

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A peek into cemetery tourism in Iran

    Tourism is one of the fastest-growing phenomena in our modern world. It always makes new changes to have unforgettable experiences, to create new travel motivators, and to reach new markets. Such a trend results in new tourist spots which were unthinkable only a few years ago!

  • Project to restore Sassanid-era fortress started 2020-08-04 19:31

    Project to restore Sassanid-era fortress started

    TEHRAN – A team of cultural heritage experts and restorers has started a project on Qaleh Kohneh, aiming to rehabilitate parts of the ruined Sassanid-era (224 CE–651) fortress, which is situated in Meshkinshahr county, northwest Iran.

  • Restoration work of historical Narin castle restarts 2020-07-29 18:33

    Restoration work of historical Narin castle restarts

    TEHRAN – A fresh season of restoration work has been commenced on the ruins of Narin castle, which is a gigantic ancient mud-brick fortress in the town of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • A view of the ruined Temple of Anahita near Kangavar, Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2020-07-24 20:41

    Sassanid archaeological landscape to become major tourist destination

    TEHRAN – Parts of the Sassanid archaeological landscape in Kermanshah province are being excavated, restored, and documented to be prepared as a major tourist destination in western Iran.

  • A select of 12 column capitals are on show during the opening ceremony of a new cultural heritage museum in Kermanshah, western Iran, July 16, 2020. 2020-07-17 21:56

    Museum featuring splendid Sassanid column capitals inaugurated in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A museum dedicated to stone column capitals lavishly carved in the Sassanid era (224–651) was opened to the public on Thursday in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

  • Visit Jameh Mosque of Ardestan one of earliest Islamic structures in central Iran  2020-07-14 18:07

    Visit Jameh Mosque of Ardestan one of earliest Islamic structures in central Iran 

    TEHRAN - The Jameh Mosque of Ardestan, which is named after an ancient oasis town of the same name in central Iran, is of high historical importance as it incorporates successive architectural styles of the Sassanids, Buyids, Seljuks, and Safavids.

  • The extradition session was attended by a representative of the Islamic Republic and the head of the Vienna police criminal investigation department in the Austrian capital on July 9, 2020.  2020-07-10 23:33

    Ancient relics smuggled to Austria back home

    TEHRAN -  A batch of Iranian ancient relics, which had been smuggled to Austria, was recovered and surrendered to a representative of the Islamic Republic in Vienna on Thursday.

  • A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran” 2020-07-07 01:03

    A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

    TEHRAN – In 1931, the renowned British archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) surveyed Tepe Gariran in western Iran along with several others across the ancient land. His views were published in November 1969 in a book titled “Old Routes of Western Iran: Narratives of an Archaeological Journey”.

  •  File photo depicts the remnants of a mud-brick village in Kuhbanan county of Iran’s southeastern Kerman province. 2020-07-05 18:48

    Archaeological survey identifies 205 relics, ancient sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A total of 205 relics and ancient sites have been identified during an archaeological survey in Kuhbanan, the southeastern Kerman province, suggesting that the region has long been a hub for Tutia (vitriol) production and the main corridor for human migration into the eastern parts of the Asian continent.

  • Ancient horse remains discovered in central Iran 2020-07-02 00:15

    Ancient horse remains discovered in central Iran

    TEHRAN – An ancient burial containing the remains of a horse -- estimated to be four years old -- has been discovered by archaeologists in Tepe Ashraf, the sole archaeological hill in Isfahan, central Iran.

  • Tens of historical areas, relics identified in western Iran 2020-06-26 19:28

    Tens of historical areas, relics identified in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A total number of 65 centuries-old areas and relics have been found during an archeological season, which recently came to end in Sirvan plain, western province of Ilam.

  • Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran 2020-06-19 22:18

    Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – The ruins of an ancient customs house, which was once one the busiest and most prosperous in its heyday, is being restored during an urgent rehabilitation project on the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf, southern Iran.

  • Sassanid-era fort in central Iran made a national heritage 2020-06-13 19:50

    Sassanid-era fort in central Iran made a national heritage

    TEHRAN – The ancient fort of Turan Posht, named after Turandokht who was a princess of Persia during the Sassanid era (224 CE–651), has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List. The monument stands tall on a hillside in Taft county of Yazd province, central Iran.

  • Discovery of bizarre tomb offers clues to ancient life in Isfahan 2020-06-12 21:24

    Discovery of bizarre tomb offers clues to ancient life in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The discovery of the second giant jar-tomb in the sole historical hill of Isfahan has shed new light on ancient human life in the central Iranian city.

  • Tarikhaneh: the oldest existing mosque in Iran 2020-06-09 19:17

    Tarikhaneh: the oldest existing mosque in Iran

    Photos depict scenes from Tarikhaneh Mosque, which was once a Sassanid-era (224–651) temple, located near the modern city of Damghan, central Iran, June 2, 2020.

  • File photo depicts people visiting a magnificent Sassanid-era bas-relief in Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis near Persepolis in Fars province, southern Iran. 2020-06-09 19:00

    Aerial survey sheds new light on vast ancient city in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – An in-depth aerial survey combined by series of field research has shed new light on remnants of a vast ancient city in southern Iran, which was once in the heart of the mighty Sassanid Empire in its heyday. The discovery has opened up a new window towards the urban engineering and Persian garden arrangements of the time.

  • A general view of the Sepahbod Khorshid Cave, once a unique defensive architecture during the Sassanid era (224–651 CE), on Savad Kooh highlands, Mazandaran province, northern Iran. 2020-06-01 11:06

    Discover how pinnacle of art, genius of ancient architects turned natural arch into full-fledged stronghold

    TEHRAN – A good amalgam of natural landscape and human genius has created what modern visitors witness at Sepahbod Khorshid Cave, which was once a unique defensive architecture during the Sassanid era (224–651 CE).

  • Left shoe with lower leg of “Salt Man 1”on display at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran. 2020-05-26 18:43

    Garments of Iran’s salt mummies to be restored using German expertise

    TEHRAN – A team of experts from Iran and Germany will start a project for purifying, cleansing, and restoring garments and personal belongings of ancient salt mummies which were first found in Iran’s Chehrabad Salt Mine in 1993.

  • No major harm to Sassanid-era fortress by quake 2020-05-06 23:08

    No major harm to Sassanid-era fortress by quake

    TEHRAN – No serious damage was inflicted on the centuries-old Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress as a medium-sized quake struck Iran’s western province of Lorestan on Wednesday, according to a group of assessors dispatched by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts.

  • Iran calls for return of relics confiscated in Austria 2020-05-03 20:03

    Iran calls for return of relics confiscated in Austria

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has called for the return of relics, which were discovered from a safety-deposit box of a bank in Austria last year.

  • Restoration of Iran’s royal equestrian relief nears completion 2020-04-28 21:00

    Restoration of Iran’s royal equestrian relief nears completion

    TEHRAN – A restoration work on the equestrian relief of Hormizd II, the Sassanid king (r. 303 BC– 309), will be completed within the next week.