historical site

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  • Archaeologists resume work on Sassanid site of Vigol 2021-05-11 18:43

    Archaeologists resume work on Sassanid site of Vigol

    TEHRAN – The ancient site Vigol in central Iran, which had previously yielded a Sassanid-era fire temple, is being excavated for the second time by archaeologists.

  • Ancient objects discovered while digging trench for water pipes 2021-05-07 17:50

    Ancient objects discovered while digging trench for water pipes

    TEHRAN – Ancient objects have recently been unearthed accidentally in a northeastern Iranian village where locals were digging a trench to lay water pipes.

  • Five historical houses under restoration in Qazvin province 2021-05-04 20:00

    Five historical houses under restoration in Qazvin province

    TEHRAN – On Monday, the cultural heritage directorate of Qazvin announced that five historical houses are currently under restoration across the west-central province.

  • French archaeologist Pierre Amiet, famed for intensive Iranian studies, dies at 98 2021-04-24 01:14

    French archaeologist Pierre Amiet, famed for intensive Iranian studies, dies at 98

    TEHRAN – French archaeologist Pierre Amiet, who joined several excavations in Iran, has died at the age of 98, ILNA reported on Friday.

  • Iconic souvenirs and gifts to bring home from Iran 2021-04-16 18:51

    Iconic souvenirs and gifts to bring home from Iran

    TEHRAN - Strolling through any bazaar in Iran, you see rich diversity, especially in Persian handicrafts and confectionery, that makes it difficult to choose one. 

  • Bagh-e Narenjestan: an element of ‘surprise’ while in a city of poets and nightingales 2021-04-15 08:51

    Bagh-e Narenjestan: an element of ‘surprise’ while in city of poets and nightingales

    TEHRAN – Named after the bitter oranges (called “Narenj” in Persian) that line the courtyard, Bagh-e Narenjestan is one of the most admired destinations in Shiraz.

  • 40 prehistoric, ancient relics restored to closest original states 2021-04-15 08:50

    40 prehistoric, ancient relics restored to closest original states

    TEHRAN – A total of 40 Iranian relics, which date from the prehistorical times to the Islamic era, have recently been restored to their closest original states.

  • Three historical objects discovered in Siraf port 2021-04-07 20:18

    Three historical objects discovered in Siraf port

    TEHRAN - Three historical objects have recently been identified in the ancient port of Siraf in southwest Iran.

  • Batch of Sassanid coins restored in southeastern Iran 2021-04-07 09:30

    Batch of Sassanid coins restored in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – A batch of Sassanid coins were restored at a cultural heritage laboratory in Iran’s southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province over the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20), the deputy provincial official said on Tuesday.

  • Smuggled Iranian relics returned home from Austria 2021-04-05 18:48

    Smuggled Iranian relics returned home from Austria

    TEHRAN - A total of 28 Iranian relics, which had been smuggled abroad decades ago, were finally returned home on Sunday. Last year, the objects were recovered and surrendered to a representative of the Islamic Republic in Vienna.

  • Meet elderly tinsmith who’s a living human treasure 2021-02-15 22:51

    Meet elderly tinsmith who’s a living human treasure

    TEHRAN –Seyyed Mohammad Baqer Zarrabian, whose name has been inscribed on the national list of living human treasure, is an old hand Iranian tinsmith.

  • Work starts on Qaleh-Hatam Bridge restoration and protection project 2021-02-06 20:30

    Work starts on Qaleh-Hatam Bridge restoration and protection project

    TEHRAN - A project has been launched to restore and protect one of the centuries-old brick bridges in western Iran: Qaleh-Hatam Bridge.

  • National Museum of Iran launches guided virtual tours on early human relics, history 2020-11-14 18:36

    National Museum of Iran launches guided virtual tours on early human relics, history

    TEHRAN – With regard to restrictions on museums due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Museum of Iran has launched guided virtual tours on early human relics and history.

  • 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.

  • A sample of crucible slag from an 11th-century archaeological site in Iran, which was found to contain chromium. (Credit: Rahil Alipour, UCL) 2020-09-25 21:06

     Stunning discovery: Iranians were making ‘20th-century’ chromium steel 900 years ago

    TEHRAN - Chromium steel – similar to what we know today as tool steel or stainless steel – was first made in Persia (ancient Iran), nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by the University College London (UCL).

  • Kashan, home to architectural wonders, labyrinthine bazaars 2020-09-12 16:40

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Kashan, home to architectural wonders, labyrinthine bazaars

    A photo collection depicts variety of architectural wonders such as atmospheric houses, covered labyrinthine bazaars, public bathhouses, madrasas, caravanserais, mudbrick wind-towers, cisterns, Persian gardens and boutique hotels scattered across the oasis city of Kashan. Many travelers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Isfahan and Yazd, to visit its must-see destinations on the edge of one of the most beautiful deserts in central Iran.

  • Newly-unearthed ‘Parthian lady’ to be transferred to Isfahan museum 2020-09-04 18:56

    Newly-unearthed ‘Parthian lady’ to be transferred to Isfahan museum

    TEHRAN – A human skeleton which has recently been discovered during excavations at Tepe Ashraf in Isfahan and is believed to belong to a Parthian-era (247 BC – 224 CE) lady, will be transferred to the city’s Museum of Decorative Arts.

  • Coronavirus: Isfahan historical sites to keep hosting online concerts if health rules observed 2020-08-15 22:40

    Coronavirus: Isfahan historical sites to keep hosting online concerts if health rules observed

    TEHRAN – Isfahan tourism department backs online concerts being held at historical sites of the central Iranian province if regulations both for the health of musicians and maintenance of the centuries-old sites are taken into account.

  • Skeleton of another ‘Parthian lady’ discovered in Isfahan 2020-08-11 19:30

    Skeleton of another ‘Parthian lady’ discovered in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has found what they say is the skeleton of the second Parthian-era (247 BC – 224 CE) lady at the ancient Tepe Ashraf in Isfahan, hoping new range of discoveries offer novel clues about the history of the central Iranian city.

  • historical site 2020-08-03 20:30

    Demarcation projects begin on 21 historical sites in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN- A total of 21 historical sites across the northwestern West Azarbaijan province are being demarcated by teams of archaeologists and cultural heritage experts, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Qazvin Grand Hotel ready for new restoration project 2020-07-28 18:43

    Qazvin Grand Hotel ready for new restoration project

    TEHRAN – Buttressing measures have been conducted on the historical Qazvin Grand Hotel, which was established in 1922 in the west-central Iranian city. The monument that covers about 3,000 square meters in area is now ready for the next phase of restoration.

  • Qazvin: An authentic blend of history, nature, culture, and food 2020-07-20 17:22

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Qazvin: An authentic blend of history, nature, culture, and food

    Photo collection depicts some travel destinations in Qazvin, which was once the capital of the Persian Empire under Safavids from 1548-98. Walking along the narrow, labyrinthine alleys of the 19th-century bazaar of Sa’d-al Saltaneh is one of the highlights of the ancient city famed for carpets and seedless grapes.

  • Qajar-era subterranean garrison identified in northeast Iran 2020-07-02 00:16

    Qajar-era subterranean garrison identified in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – An underground garrison, estimated to date from Qajar era (1789–1925), has been discovered near Bojnurd, the capital of North Khorasan province, northeast 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.

  • 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.    

  • File photo depicts a terracotta model of a chariot used by the Kura–Araxes people, 4th-3rd millennium BC. 2020-06-10 18:28

    Excavations reveal rare find of Bronze Age culture in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has recently unearthed a rare Bronze Age culture, related settlements and relics following to rounds of excavation in a plain near the north-central city of Qom.

  • Visit Imam Jomeh House solely or on tour of ‘Old Tehran’ 2020-06-07 00:44

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Visit Imam Jomeh House solely or on tour of ‘Old Tehran’

    Imam Jomeh House is a magnificent structure and one of the magnificent buildings that stand tall in the historical core of Tehran. As the name suggests, it was used as the primary residence of Tehran’s Friday prayer leader. The building is comprised of numerous halls and chambers decked out with beautiful plaster moldings. A rectangular pond sandwiched between two columns gives the yard a classic Persian look. Built in the 19th century, the house was originally the residence of Aqa Khan Nuri (nicknamed E'temad-ol Dowleh) (born 1807 – died 1865), who was a politician in Qajar court. Nuri served as prime minister (ṣadr-e aʿẓam) between 1851-58 during the reign of king Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (r. 1848–1896) Building later was used to be the residence of Imam Jomeh or the Friday Praying Leader before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The house is adjacent to Golestan Palace, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, was built during the Qajar era and embodies the successful integration of earlier Persian architecture with European influence. Dar ul-Funun, which literally translates to ‘polytechnic college’, the grand bazaar of Tehran, the National Museum of Iran, are amongst adjacent destinations you may visit to solely or on a tour of ‘Old Tehran’.

  • Quake damages historical neighborhood in southwest Iran 2020-05-25 18:22

    Quake damages historical neighborhood in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake on Sunday caused minor harm to the historical neighborhood of Dehdasht, a city in Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad province, southwest Iran.

  • Yazd 2020-05-16 19:00

    59 properties in Yazd added to National Heritage List

    TEHRAN – Fifty nine historical and natural sites in the central Iranian province of Yazd have been inscribed on the National Heritage List, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace 2020-05-08 20:45

    Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace

    TEHRAN – Some minor cracks have appeared in the historical Sahebqaraniyeh Palace, which is located in northern Tehran, due to an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale that occurred early on Friday 56 km northeast of the city.