UNESCO

Total:272

  • Uraman: Fringing the Skies Yesterday 17:30

    Online exhibition to display photos on Uraman rural landscape

    TEHRAN- The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO will hold an online exhibition on its official Instagram page on Friday, displaying photos on Uraman rural landscape in western Kordestan province which is a candidate for becoming a World Heritage site in 2021.

  • 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.

  • A general view of the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Hydraulic System in southern Iran 2020-10-13 18:48

    800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

    TEHRAN – Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

  • Qanat, an ancient invention for water management 2020-10-06 11:42

    Qanat, an ancient invention for water management

    For thousands of years, qanat (ancient subterranean aqueduct) systems have supplied water to agricultural and permanent settlements in arid regions of Iran.

  • A view of Gur-e-Dokhtar, an Achaemenid-era stone tomb belonging to the mother of Cyrus (Mandana) or her daughter (Atoosa) in Dashtestan, Bushehr province, southwest Iran. 2020-10-03 21:26

    Iran wants UNESCO tag for Achaemenid archaeological landscape near Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN - Two years ago, Iran was successful in registering “Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region” on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today, the country is seeking the possible inscription of another archaeological landscapes near the Persian Gulf, dating back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550-330).

  • Coronavirus cancels Qalishuyan religious ritual 2020-10-03 21:25

    Coronavirus cancels Qalishuyan religious ritual

    TEHRAN - Qalishuyan, a religious ritual which was held annually in the central city of Kashan, has been called off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Uraman where roof of a house is yard of another 2020-10-01 00:08

    Uraman where roof of a house is yard of another

    Photo taken on September 29th shows the bizarre architecture of Uraman rural landscape; each house is built on another’s rooftop, most of which having porch-balconies and earthen roofs.

  • 'Uraman: Fringing the Skies' photo exhibit recalls splendors of rural landscape 2020-09-30 20:00

    'Uraman: Fringing the Skies' photo exhibit recalls splendors of rural landscape

    TEHRAN – Today, a photo exhibit opens in Tehran, aiming to resonance the audience with the splendors, architecture, ancient rituals, and everyday life in Uraman rural landscape in western Kordestan province, which is a candidate for becoming a World Heritage site in 2021.

  • Beauties of Iranian desert in limelight at photography exhibit 2020-09-29 21:00

    Beauties of Iranian desert in limelight at photography exhibit

    TEHRAN – Scenes of the magnificent Lut Desert, a UNESCO World Heritage in the Iranian heartland, are on show at a specialized photography exhibition in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province.

  • 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.

  • Restorers launch project at Tehran’s UNESCO-tagged palace 2020-09-27 21:17

    Restorers launch project at Tehran’s UNESCO-tagged palace

    TEHRAN – A team of restorers and cultural heritage experts have commenced working on some tile work that covers the exterior walls of Golestan Palace located in downtown Tehran, adjacent to the Grand Bazaar of the Iranian capital.

  • World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference 2020-09-26 20:37

    By Afshin Majlesi

    World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference

    September 27th is a special day for potential travelers and all tourism insiders: It’s World Tourism Day! However, for the first time in the 40-year history of the occasion, it will be held this year with a big difference amid the deep global economic recession, job losses, halted flights, as well as lockdowns and closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Persian Gulf aquatic kindergarten seeks UNESCO inclusion 2020-09-25 17:26

    Persian Gulf ‘aquatic kindergarten’ seeking UNESCO inclusion

    TEHRAN – Khorkhoran Wetland, one of the largest and most important marine environments in Iran that is regarded as an aquatic kindergarten in the Persian Gulf has been waiting to be included in the UNESCO list for three years.

  •   Persepolis engraved stones, fragments being documented 2020-09-22 21:59

    Persepolis engraved stones, fragments being documented

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists, cultural heritage experts, and restorers have commenced a project to reorganize, study, and document engraved stones, related fragments, and bas-relief carvings that are being kept across the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran.

  • New museums added to UNESCO-tagged shrine ensemble in Ardebil 2020-09-20 23:19

    New museums added to UNESCO-tagged shrine ensemble in Ardebil

    TEHRAN – Five new museums have been added to the UNESCO-registered Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble, which is located in Ardebil province, northwest Iran.

  • Iran seeks to expand handicrafts market in southern China 2020-09-19 21:58

    Iran seeks to expand handicrafts market in southern China

    TEHRAN – Iran seeks to expand handicrafts exports to southern China, including Guangzhou province, mainly through holding exhibitions and selling products online.

  • Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory 2020-09-14 20:30

    Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory

    TEHRAN – A restoration project has been commenced on ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • ‘Irresponsible’ activities banned in Qeshm Geopark to save UNESCO tag 2020-09-12 19:51

    ‘Irresponsible’ activities banned in Qeshm Geopark to save UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN – Any form of ‘irresponsible’ activities across Iran’s Qeshm Geopark has been ruled to be terminated across Qeshm Geopark, which is on the verge of losing its UNESCO status due to years of misconduct.

  • The future of travel in Iran 2020-09-09 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The future of travel in Iran

    Ubiquitous face masks, partitions, social distances, customer-service protocols, not-yet-fulfilled refunds, and self-quarantined at home on a mass scale, as well as closed borders, canceled events, and changing policies challenge tourism industry insiders to forecast what the lingering impact of the novel coronavirus could be on the way we travel.

  • Iran ranks tenth on UNESCO World Heritage list 2020-09-08 20:30

    Iran ranks tenth on UNESCO World Heritage list

    TEHRAN - Iran ranks 10th in the world in terms of the number of historical monuments and sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • UNESCO assessor to visit Uraman landscape in western Iran 2020-09-07 21:53

    UNESCO assessor to visit Uraman landscape in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A senior expert affiliated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization will arrive in Iran in September to visit and review the current status of the Uraman rural landscape in western Iran, which is a candidate for becoming a World Heritage site in 2021.

  •  An Iranian bronze padlock in the shape of a ram 2020-09-04 18:32

    A brief history of locks, locksmiths in Iran

    TEHRAN – Available evidence suggests that locks have been made in Iran since at least the second millennium BC.

  • Children’s tourism company makes debut in Iran 2020-08-30 18:32

    Children’s tourism company makes debut in Iran

    TEHRAN – The first company in Iran specialized in children’s cultural tourism has been registered in the UNESCO-tagged city of Yazd aiming to pay more attention to children and make them happier.

  • Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod 2020-08-30 18:27

    Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod

    TEHRAN – A cultural heritage committee has been set up tasked to lay the ground for safeguarding ancient cisterns, watermills, public bathhouses, and qanats (subterranean aqueducts), which are scattered in and around the oasis city of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan wears a mask while addressing a press conference in an undated photo. 2020-08-25 19:09

    People’s health is our first priority: tourism minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister has said that his ministry is in full coordination with the Ministry of Health for strictly implementing health protocols in travel destinations, hospitably centers, and museums, amongst others, underlining that “people’s health is our first priority.”

  • 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).

  •  Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, a member of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-23 21:47

    'Newly-found skeletons may address bloody conflict during Alexander the Great’s invasion of Persia'

    TEHRAN – A number of human skeletons, recently unearthed from ancient water ducts in Persepolis, maybe related to a bloody conflict between Persians (Iranians) and invaders led by Alexander the Great in c. 330 BC, an Iranian cultural heritage expert said on Sunday.

  • 50 Iranian properties on tentative list of UNESCO 2020-08-19 18:57

    50 Iranian properties on tentative list of UNESCO

    TEHRAN – A total of 50 Iranian properties have already been placed on the tentative list for [possible] inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in the years to come.

  • Ancient skeletons unearthed in Persepolis 2020-08-17 21:00

    Ancient skeletons unearthed in Persepolis

    TEHRAN- The remains of 13 ancient skeletons have been discovered during an exploration project which is underway at the UNESCO-registered site of Persepolis, southern Fars province.

  • 400-year-old cistern restored in Isfahan 2020-08-17 20:30

    400-year-old cistern restored in Isfahan

    TEHRAN - The historical Tudeshk cistern, a vast subterranean reservoir for storing water in Isfahan province, has been fully restored and is ready to be toured by visitors, researchers, and architecture enthusiasts.