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  • 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.

  • ‘Gateway of the Slaves’: a millennia-old mudbrick town in southern Iran  2020-05-01 20:30

    ‘Gateway of the Slaves’: a millennia-old mudbrick town in southern Iran 

    TEHRAN – Thanks to the shifting of sand dunes, foundations of forgotten buildings and relics across the globe are uncovered time after time.

  • Millennia-old goblet to go on show 2020-04-29 22:35

    Millennia-old goblet to go on show

    TEHRAN – A millennia-old goblet, unearthed last year, will be put on show at a museum in Khalkhal, one of the historical cities of the northwestern Ardebil province.

  • The Gold Bowl of Hasanlu, ca. 900 BC, National Museum of Iran 2020-04-17 20:00

    Visits to millennia-old Hasanlu jumps 27 percent yr/yr

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign and domestic tourists visiting the millennia-old site of Hasanlu in northwest Iran jumped 27 percent in the past Iranian calendar year (March 2019-20) compared with a year earlier.

  • Flash floods harm historical sites, monuments across Kerman 2020-04-15 22:36

    Flash floods harm historical sites, monuments across Kerman

    TEHRAN – Heavy rainfalls have inflicted considerable damage to some historical sites and monuments across southeastern Kerman province.

  • Gothic style of Saraye Roshan (PHOTO: Sepideh Sadafi / Wikimedia Commons) 2020-02-21 19:22

    A tour of 10 most famous historical monuments in Tehran 

    Modern Tehran is home to skyscrapers and high-rise buildings of all variations, but there are many other beautiful structures of note.

  • Visit majestic Ameri House while making excursion to central Iranian oasis, desert 2020-02-12 19:38

    Visit majestic Ameri House while making excursion to central Iranian oasis, desert

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to Ameri House (also called “Khaneh-ye Ameriha), which in fact constitutes one ring of a circle of historical mansions in Kashan, say it is a must-see destination while making an excursion to the oasis city that lies on the margins of a central Iranian desert.

  • ISCARSAH expertise to help restore Ilkhanid mausoleum in Iran 2020-02-03 19:09

    ISCARSAH expertise to help restore Ilkhanid mausoleum in Iran

    TEHRAN – The International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) will launch a project to restore the Ala ud-Daula Simnani mausoleum, which dates back to the Ilkhanid era (1256–1353.

  • Kermanshah exports of handicrafts surge 40 percent, hit $15 million 2020-01-04 19:49

    Kermanshah exports of handicrafts surge 40 percent, hit $15 million

    TEHRAN – Handicrafts exports from western Kermanshah province reached some $15 million in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), showing 40 percent growth year on year.

  • 3,000-year-old silk spinning still practiced in Iran 2020-01-04 18:53

    3,000-year-old silk spinning still practiced in Iran

    TEHRAN – There are silk makers in different parts of Iran, mainly in northern Gilan and northeastern Khorasan Razavi provinces, that still practice the trade their ancestors did some 3,000 years ago.

  • 17 tourism projects worth $35m to get off the ground in Ardebil 2019-12-30 19:24

    17 tourism projects worth $35m to get off the ground in Ardebil

    TEHRAN – Seventeen tourism projects, worth 1,500 billion rials (some $35 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) will be inaugurated in northwestern Ardebil province in the near future.

  • Travelers look at the polychrome dome of the Jameh Mosque of Yazd (Masjid-e-Jameh Yazd) in and undated photo. Soaring above the ancient UNESCO-tagged city, the mosque is graced with a lavishly decorated entrance portal (which is one of the highest in Iran), flanked by two raised minarets. Exquisite mosaics and tilework, intricate stucco and mirrorwork along with masterpieces of Persian calligraphy are amongst charms of the 12th-century structure to name a few. 2019-12-25 19:19

    Iran’s civilization, history deserve to be seen, Italian tourism expert says

    TEHRAN – A senior Italian tourism expert who has recently embarked on some tours across Iran believes that a gap exists between reality in Iran and the media image of the country worldwide, emphasizing that the country’s civilization and history deserve to be seen.

  • A stock photo depicts people using a metal detector 2019-12-23 21:11

    Five people arrested for illegal excavation at historical site

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have arrested five people suspected of illegal excavation at the ruins of a historical fortress in Robat Karim county, Tehran province.