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  • Refuge with troglodytic architecture found in northern Iran Yesterday 21:24

    Refuge with troglodytic architecture found in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Locals of a northern Iranian village have discovered a cave-like entrance to a larger area, which recent investigation by cultural heritage experts proved it was probably used as a refuge in the far past.

  • Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture 2019-06-24 23:00

    Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old Vank Cathedral (locally called Kelisa-ye Vank) is widely referred to as an everlasting masterpiece of architecture.

  • A view of the ruined Taq Kasra in Iraq 2019-06-21 20:06

    Iran, Iraq ink MOU to expand tourism ties  

    TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq have recently agreed in principle to further develop ties in the arenas of tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage and handicrafts, CHTN reported. 

  • Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd 2019-06-21 19:53

    Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd

    TEHRAN – Following their visits to Shiraz, a group of Hungarian tour operators and travel associates toured Yazd, holding talks with local officials and fellows of the central Iranian province, which its historical capital of the same name is a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • 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.

  • 67 fields of handicraft being practiced in Kashan 2019-06-15 20:46

    67 fields of handicraft being practiced in Kashan

    TEHRAN – Of 290 fields of handicraft, which are known in Iran, 67 are currently being practiced in Kashan, tourism chief of the oasis city said on Thursday.

  • Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million 2019-06-10 21:03

    Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million

    Tours to Iran’s world craft hubs in the pipeline

    TEHRAN - Iran’s handicrafts exports reached $289 million in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), showing three percent growth year on year, Pouya Mahmoudian, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  •  A view of Imam Khomeini Sq. in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2019-06-02 19:29

    Six places to visit in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – The west central Iranian city of Hamedan, never falls short of offering cultural heritage sites to its visitors. Scenic natural landscapes, traditional restaurants, public gardens and colorful outdoor markets and more importantly, its hospitable people make for an unexpected slice of the city.

  • A view of the restored Zein-o-din caravanserai in Yazd province, central Iran. 2019-05-31 19:34

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Caravanserais and time travel to forgotten ages

    TEHRAN – For many travelers to Iran, staying in or even visiting a centuries-old caravanserai, can be a wide experience; they have an opportunity to feel the past, a time travel back into a forgotten age!

  • A view of the ruined Kashkan Bridge in Lorestan province. 2019-05-31 17:47

    Restorers working on flood-hit Sassanid bridge 

    TEHRAN – A team of restorers is working on the remains of Kashkan Bridge, a pillar of which has been tilted forward due to a flooding in March.

  • A native of Abyaneh walks in the historical mountainous village, which is located in Isfahan province, central Iran. 2019-05-27 20:10

    Abyaneh: Stunning red adobe village

    TEHRAN – Picturesquely situated at the foot of Mt Karkas (3899m), the ancient village of Abyaneh is one of top tourism destinations in central Iran. It features crumbling red mud-brick houses with lattice windows and fragile wooden balconies, twisting lanes and hospitable people that still dress in the traditional outfits.

  • The ruins of the eastern gate of a newly-discovered fortress in Egypt. 2019-05-22 19:23

    Remnants of Egyptian fortress once conquered by Achaemenid Persians discovered

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists in Egypt have found vestiges of a prehistorical fortress, which was once conquered by Achaemenid Persians during their expedition to the country, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • A view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO-registered archaeological site in southeast Iran. 2019-05-21 21:39

    Rare discovery in Iran’s Burnt City: Caged monkey dead in captivity

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a prehistoric monkey in Burnt City, southeast Iran, saying the animal was held in captivity in a cage when it died.

  • New findings at Iran’s Kaldar cave were unveiled during a special ceremony on May 18, 2019. 2019-05-19 20:04

    Fossils, stone tools of enigmatic human species found in Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Archaeologists has recently excavated stone tools and a fragment of a fossilized skull, which are attributed to Homo sapiens, from a cave in western Iran. The cave has also yielded weapon fragments crafted by Neanderthals.

  • Rosewater festivals attract holidaymakers from home and abroad 2019-04-30 20:47

    Rosewater festivals attract holidaymakers from home and abroad

    TEHRAN – Every year, by late April, thousands of holidaymakers start to visit Kashan or its neighboring villages, where many local rosewater festivals take center stage in the central Iranian region.

  • Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz 2019-04-27 20:11

    Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A trip to Shiraz without a visit to Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Mosque), which is part of a bigger 18th-century ensemble, may be tantamount to a trip to Istanbul while missing the Blue Mosque.

  • The story of 4000-year-old cypress in Abarkouh 2019-04-13 22:04

    By Moslem Foroudi

    The story of 4000-year-old cypress in Abarkouh

    A 4000-year-old cypress in Abarkouh is a must-see attraction while visiting the central Iranian city. The evergreen tree is inscribed on the National Heritage List.

  • Abarkouh hidden pearl 2019-03-12 09:55

    By Moslem Foroudi

    Abarkouh hidden pearl

    Yazd- Abarkouh, a city with a thousand years of splendid background, is located in southwest of Yazd province, with an area of 5,641 square kilometers.

  • Jundi Shapur symbol of Iranian wisdom, intellect: official 2019-02-28 12:06

    Jundi Shapur symbol of Iranian wisdom, intellect: official

    TEHRAN - The secretary general of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO has described the ancient Jundi Shapur University as a symbol of Iranian wisdom and intellect, IRNA reported.

  • Octavian Alimuddin in an undated photo 2019-02-13 21:53

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Many Indonesians want to visit Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN - Jakarta ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday that many Indonesians want to visit Iran as he encouraged Iranians to visit the world’s largest island country.

  • Shiraz Municipality plans to restore Saray-e Moshir to its former glory 2019-02-13 21:49

    Shiraz Municipality plans to restore Saray-e Moshir to its former glory

    TEHRAN - Shiraz Municipality has commenced a restoration project on Saray-e Moshir in a bid to make the centuries-old bazaar and caravanserai as beautiful as it used to be.

  • Yazd hosting intl. workshop on earthen architecture 2019-02-11 22:20

    Yazd hosting intl. workshop on earthen architecture

    TEHRAN - The historical Iranian city of Yazd is hosting an international workshop on earthen architecture with its related conservation problems and challenges coming into focus.

  • Ancient relics, fabrics unearthed in Rey 2019-01-23 21:44

    Ancient relics, fabrics unearthed in Rey

    TEHRAN – Some ancient relics and urban structures, deemed to date from Seljuk era (1037–1194), have recently been found during a construction project in the city of Rey, south of Tehran.

  • Pre-Islamic potteries unearthed in central Iran 2019-01-14 22:41

    Pre-Islamic potteries unearthed in central Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 22 pieces of pottery have recently been unearthed in Khaveh rural district, central Iran.

  • A water reservoir equipped with wind catchers on the top, Yazd, central Iran 2019-01-05 22:51

    Qanats offer clues to ancient way of life in Iran

    TEHRAN – For thousands of years, qanat systems have supplied water to agricultural and permanent settlements in arid regions of Iran, tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity, often over many kilometers.

  • Iran’s windmills a step closer to UNESCO listing 2018-12-27 10:16

    Iran’s windmills a step closer to UNESCO listing

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body has almost completed preparations for a chain of ancient vertical-axis windmills for possibly becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. 

  • Shahr-e Sokhta yields rare 4000-year-old relics 2018-12-27 09:32

    Shahr-e Sokhta yields rare 4000-year-old relics

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UNESCO-registered Shahr-e Sokhta has yielded tens of rare relics which date back to over 4000 years ago, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Centuries-old Quran manuscripts restored 2018-12-03 21:21

    Centuries-old Quran manuscripts restored

    TEHRAN – Centuries-old manuscripts of the holy Quran have recently been rehabilitated with the efforts of Kordestan province’s cultural heritage department, CHTN reported.

  • Iranian-German team studying prehistoric climate of Iran 2018-12-01 22:42

    Iranian-German team studying prehistoric climate of Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and German researchers has commenced a survey in the plain of Varamin, Tehran province, to uncover clues about Iran’s climate in the prehistoric times, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • 5500-year-old human skeleton on show 2018-11-15 10:47

    5500-year-old human skeleton on show

    TEHRAN – A human skeleton, which dates from some 5,500 years ago, has been put on show at the museum of archaeology in the city of Neyshabur, northeast Iran.