Susa Iran

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  • View gigantic ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil in 360 virtual tour 2020-09-28 19:30

    View gigantic ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil in 360 virtual tour

    TEHRAN – Cultural heritage enthusiasts and ordinary people can virtually walk through the amazing ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil, a UNESCO-registered prehistorical capital in southwest Iran, using a cutting-edge 3D technology.

  • Elymais coin 2020-08-25 19:30

    Elymais coin found in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A historical copper coin minted by the ancient dynasty of Elymais, has recently been found in Shekal historical site, in the southwestern port city of Bandar Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Advanced digital mapping starts at UNESCO-tagged Tchogha Zanbil, Haft-Tappeh 2020-08-24 20:58

    Advanced digital mapping starts at UNESCO-tagged Tchogha Zanbil, Haft-Tappeh

    TEHRAN – A new digital mapping has been commenced at the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil and its nearby archaeological site, Haft-Tappeh, using an advanced low altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

  • 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!”

  • Susa 2020-06-14 23:09

    Fire incident causes no harm to historical Susa

    TEHRAN – A fire broke out at the UNESCO-registered site of Susa in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Friday, but fortunately the incident has inflicted no damage to the historical site.    

  • Lorestan registers nearly one million overnight stays in year 2020-04-12 21:00

    Lorestan registers nearly one million overnight stays in year

    TEHRAN – Iranians made about one million overnight stays in Lorestan province during the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 20), CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo in front of the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, a ruined Elamiate-era ziggurat in southwest Iran. 2020-04-06 23:45

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Susa, a top destination for history buffs

    Apart from what our goals for traveling could be, it lets us experience diverse wonders, cultures, history, foods and beauties from around the world. There’s history everywhere, but history buffs doe love specific destinations.

  •  A view of the rock-carved Bisotun bas-relief carvings in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2020-03-16 19:23

    12 ancient sites to go in western Iran

    TEHRAN – From the coasts of the Persian Gulf to the lush mountainous forests of the northwest, and from snow-tipped northern cliffs to scorching southern deserts, here is a pick of ancient sites to inspire, delight and motivate if willing to visit wild western Iran.

  • This image, depicting military men, is from a frieze originally located at a royal palace in Susa, southwest Iran, (one of the Achaemenid Empire’s four capital cities).  It is now maintained at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Scholars believe the frieze depicts members of Xerxes' personal bodyguard (called the Immortals).
)Photo Credit: Mohammed Shamma/Flickr( 2020-03-03 19:15

    Susa, once capital of Elamite, Achaemenid empires

    TEHRAN – Now sprawling in the southwest of modern Iran, Susa is one of the oldest yet magnificent cities in the world.

  • Heritage museum inaugurated in ancient city of Izeh 2020-01-18 18:44

    Heritage museum inaugurated in ancient city of Izeh

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister on Friday inaugurated a cultural heritage museum in Izeh, southwestern Khuzestan province, with the aim of introducing the rich history and culture of the ancient city.

  • Ancient coins, antiquities seized in southwest Iran 2019-07-29 19:37

    Ancient coins, antiquities seized in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have recently confiscated tens of historical coins and relics from two suspects in Ramshir, southwestern Khuzestan province.

  • Tchogha Zanbil: World’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture 2019-06-17 19:29

    Tchogha Zanbil: World’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture

    TEHRAN – UNESCO-listed Tchogha Zanbil is widely known as the world’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture. The ruined ziggurat stands in Khuzestan province, southwest Iran. It was made a UNESCO site in 1979.

  • Shush offers fam tour for free 2018-12-17 21:14

    Shush offers fam tour for free

    TEHRAN – The Shush tourism office has recently organized a free familiarization tour in a bid to promote traveling to the southwestern Iranian city.