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  • Iran to inaugurate 14 museums dedicated to ‘sacred defense’ by 2025 2022-05-25 19:06

    Iran to inaugurate 14 museums dedicated to ‘sacred defense’ by 2025

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to inaugurate 14 museums dedicated to the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, known as the ‘sacred defense’ by 2025.

  • Tehran’s Sacred Defense Museum to offer free admission for days 2022-05-10 21:15

    Tehran’s Sacred Defense Museum to offer free admission for days

    TEHRAN – Entry will be free to Tehran’s Sacred Defense Museum from May 18 to 24 to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Khorramshahr: a prime destination for war tourism 2021-05-24 18:51

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Khorramshahr: a prime destination for war tourism

    In the past, war tourism destinations were mainly the object of interest of photojournalists appearing solely on pages of crime, but now they can be traced in top travel books and websites. Whatever you call it, from war tourism, dark tourism, disaster tourism, or danger tourism, Iran has more to offer after being involved in the second-longest war of the 20th-century after the Vietnam War. 

  • Vacations on the edge: a glance of war tourism in Iran 2020-09-20 23:17

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Vacations on the edge: a glance of war tourism in Iran

    On one hand, even talking about war is bitter, particularly for those who went to the second-longest war of the 20th-century after the Vietnam War. On the other, walking through former battlefields or visiting war ruins and relics at a museum may give you a profound impression over the grimy face of war, and deeper insight to whom once involved in the battle.