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  • 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.

  • Archaeologists and restorers commence a new round of work on the ancient Manujan fort in the southeastern Kerman province, January 2019. 2019-12-13 18:11

    Some 2,500 historical monuments in need of restoration in Iran

    TEHRAN – Of the numerous historical buildings and structures that are scattered across Iran, some 2,500 ones are in need of restoration, an official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has said. 

  • Vandalized prehistorical bas-relief restored in western Iran 2019-12-01 18:23

    Vandalized prehistorical bas-relief restored in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A 3rd-millennium-BC bas-relief, vandalized on a rock surface in western Iran earlier in September, has been restored without damaging its other undestroyed sections.

  • New archaeological season begins in Burnt City (Photo: Vahid Khademi/IRNA) 2019-11-10 18:20

    New archaeological season begins in Burnt City

    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian archaeologists and fellow international experts have recently commenced a fresh round of exploration in the Burnt City, a UNESCO-registered site in southeastern Iran.

  • Hamedan hosting national crafts exhibit 2019-10-21 18:41

    Hamedan hosting national crafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ancient city of Hamedan is playing host to a national handicrafts exhibit.

  • Foreign travelers visit the ruins of Hasanlu, a millennia-old archaeological site in northwest Iran. 2019-10-20 19:13

    Foreign visits to millennia-old Hasanlu on the rise

    TEHRAN – Foreign visits to Hasanlu, a millennia-old archaeological site in northwest Iran, has been on the rise over the past couple of months, director of the historical site has said.

  • Air pollution 2019-10-13 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Choked by air pollution, Shahr-e Rey struggling to survive

    TEHRAN – As several cities in Tehran province are experiencing severe air pollution, high concentration of industrial and residential units as well as large amounts of emissions produced by vehicles and landfill sites are among the major sources of pollutants choking the ancient city of Shahr-e Rey, southern Tehran.

  • A walk in Iran’s first modern university 2019-09-18 23:01

    A walk in Iran’s first modern university

    TEHRAN - Photos depict Dar ul-Funun, a mid-19th century scholastic center in downtown Tehran, which marks the start of modern education in Iran.

  • It’s time to rid Iran’s millennium-old brick tower of weeds 2019-09-03 21:33

    By Afshin Majlesi

    It’s time to rid Iran’s millennium-old brick tower of weeds

    TEHRAN – It’s quite natural that weeds spread almost everywhere in a mild and humid climate; they grow, whether we like it or not!

  • Karim Khan Citadel, a top-rated tourist attraction in Shiraz 2019-08-10 19:11

    Karim Khan Citadel, a top-rated tourist attraction in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – Photos depict people visiting the centuries-old Karim Khan Citadel (locally known as Arg-e Karim Khan), a top-rated tourist attraction in downtown Shiraz, on August 10, 2019.

  • Meet designer who brings contemporary architecture to ancient Iran 2019-08-08 02:00

    Meet designer who brings contemporary architecture to ancient Iran

    TEHRAN – There have been many innovative ways to introduce cultural heritage sites to avid sightseers and potential travelers, one may be creating photomontages in order to make them even more inspiring!