• People visit Iran’s Kaldar cave, where a fossilized skull attributed to Homo sapiens, was unearthed. 2019-07-14 23:30

    Preliminary studies start on fossilized skull found in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Preliminary studies have been started on pieces of a fossilized skull, which was untethered earlier in western Iran. The skull is attributed to Homo sapiens.

  • Oriental Institute ready for delivery of ancient Persian artifacts 2019-05-07 22:37

    Oriental Institute ready for delivery of ancient Persian artifacts

    TEHRAN – The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute has recently signaled its readiness to deliver the first batch of ancient Persian clay tablets to Iran, a senior cultural heritage official has said.

  • Exhibit displaying Tehran archaeological discoveries 2018-12-15 21:42

    Exhibit displaying Tehran archaeological discoveries

    TEHRAN – An exhibition, featuring archaeological discoveries of ancient relics in Tehran, has opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of Iran.

  • Basement of a shop in Tehran grand bazaar where pieces of prehistorical pottery were unearthed in 2014. 2018-11-17 20:29

    Evidence may push back history of Tehran by 6,600 years

    TEHRAN – Recent archeological studies has shed new light on the history of Tehran that may go down in time some 6,600 years more than previously thought, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Tehran workshop to survey Persian carpet history 2018-10-31 20:54

    Tehran workshop to survey Persian carpet history

    TEHRAN – The history of handwoven Persian carpets and rugs will be reviewed in an educational workshop to be held at the Carpet Museum of Iran from November 5 to December 31.

  • Tehran museum hosting exhibit for the visually impaired 2018-10-20 21:44

    Tehran museum hosting exhibit for the visually impaired

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of sculptures, crafted by visually-impaired students, on Saturday opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

  •  A view of Anubanini relief near Sarpol-e Zahab in western Iran 2018-06-17 06:37

    Lost in time: Discover Anubanini reliefs in western Iran 

    TEHRAN – Every corner of Iran is filled with ancient and prehistoric heritage, which testify to the colorful past of the nation yet many of them are nearly lost in time and forgotten.

  • نوبخت 2018-05-30 12:06

    Nobakht: Rouhani directed nuclear talks

    TEHRAN – Government spokesman Mohammad-Reza Nobakht said on Tuesday that President Rouhani himself directed the nuclear negotiations with greater powers and the European Union.

  • An interior view of Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran 2018-03-14 20:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    At Nasir al-Molk Mosque history meets arts

    TEHRAN – The atmospheric Nasir al-Molk Mosque, situated in Shiraz, southern Iran, has long been a prime destination for international and domestic travelers.

  • A view of the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site 2017-11-29 19:52

    Tabriz: An open-air museum of history, architecture

    TEHRAN - Soaked in history and dotted with splendid vibrant historical sites, Tabriz is one of top tourist destinations in Iran, drawing hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic travelers each year. 

  • Mojtaba Mahdavi 2017-11-29 10:31

    By Mojtaba Mahdavi

    Ali Shariati: a master synthesizer, a three-dimensional man?

    On the occasion of Dr. Ali Shariati's 84th birthday

     Ali Shariati (1933–1977), born into a religious family, received his doctorate in 1963 from the Sorbonne’s Faculte´ des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, and died in London in 1977. He is widely regarded as the Voltaire of the 1979 revolution. His popularity came to exceed that of almost all other religious and secular intellectuals in pre-revolutionary Iran. And yet, Shariati was ‘‘ignored by the secularists, admonished by the clerics, and punished by the Shah’s regime... .

  •  Ehsan Shariati 2017-11-29 09:59

    By Ehsan Shariati

    Shariati and the future of humanities and social sciences

    TEHRAN _ Greetings to the distinguished professors and researchers for their presence and participation here today, particularly to the venerable guests who come from far away, and finally to the conference organizers, who against all odds, embraced the challenge of sponsoring this initiative.

  • Amano visits National Museum of Iran 2017-10-30 19:59

    Amano visits National Museum of Iran

    Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, paid a visit to the National Museum of Iran on October 29, 2017.

  • Experts are seen at an excavation site at Tappeh Sofalin, northcentral Iran. 2017-10-16 20:24

    Traces of Elamite urban life detected in northcentral Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of urban life attributed to Elamite-era (c. 2700 – 539 BC) have been found at Tappeh Sofalin, a prehistoric archaeological site located near Pishva, Tehran province, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rostam 2017-10-12 08:00

    Naqsh-e Rostam: A must-see tourist hotspot in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A variety of spectacular massive rock–hewn tombs and bas-relief carvings at Naqsh-e Rostam has turned the ancient site to a must-see for holidaymakers traversing Iran. The Achaemenid necropolis is situated near Persepolis, itself a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site near the southern city of Shiraz.

  • Archaeologists and researchers are seen at Tappeh Poustchi on the outskirts of Shiraz, southern Iran. 2017-10-08 11:26

    New excavations may push history of Shiraz deeper in time

    TEHRAN - Recent archeological studies and excavations in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz has led researchers to gain a fresh insight into the history of the city which may go down further in time.

  • Detail showing an embossed Iranian pottery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London 2017-08-17 13:53

    London museum to hold course on Iran’s national heritage

    TEHRAN – The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is set to hold a short course on the art history of Iran that will take a peek into its rich national heritage from the time of Achaemenid Persian Empire (c. 550-330) to the modern Islamic Republic.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra, Colombia’s accredited ambassador to Tehran, on May 2, 2017. 2017-05-04 11:52

    Iran, Colombia move to deepen tourism, handicrafts ties

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief and Colombia’s accredited ambassador to Tehran have welcomed further cooperation in the arenas of tourism, cultural heritage, and handicrafts, IRNA reported.

  • A view of the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran 2017-04-16 08:44

    National Museum of Iran dedicates exhibit to ancient Tehran

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of historical relics and archaeological treasures of Tehran Province opened its doors to the public at the National Museum of Iran on Saturday.

  • A view general of Tehran with snow-clad Alborz mountain range in the background 2017-03-20 11:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Time to see another face of Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Noruz, the ancient, national festive of the Iranians, is the right time for those who have been for long fancying being in Tehran.

  •  A Westerner couple pose for a photo at the enormous historical Imam Square in Isfahan on November 9, 2016. The sixth-story Safavid-era Ali Qapu Palace in also seen in the background. 2017-03-06 18:31

    World media put spotlight on Iran as tourist hub

    TEHRAN - Following a landmark nuclear deal Tehran and world powers clinched in 2015, Iran is repeatedly named as a hot travel destination by a circle of international media outlets in terms of its rich history, picturesque sceneries, traditions, cuisine and hospitable people.

  • A poster for the 15th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology 2017-03-02 20:11

    National Museum of Iran to host symposium on archaeology

    TEHRAN – The 15th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology will be held at the National Museum of Iran from March 5 to 7 in a bid to review recent countrywide archaeological surveys.

  • Trump wings 2017-02-26 12:03

    By Mehdi Sepahvand; Hajiali Sepahvand

    Trump trapped in Orientalism, racism, and imperialist system

    History is written by the winners and victors. Therefore, they always find an excuse to justify obscene and unjust behavior. Race has been one of the most preliminary concepts for that use, because some races have tapped their unquestionable superiority to justify all their abominable behavior as well as the ineptitude of other races. 

  • A skier descends the slopes of the station Tochal, north of Tehran, in an undated photo. 2017-01-23 09:42

    Le Figaro: From skiing to sightseeing; Iran, an original destination

    TEHRAN – A year after the implementation of Iran’s historic nuclear deal, the country is a widening source of charm for the French as both travelers and tour operators focus on its natural and cultural richness, Le Figaro reported on Jan. 20.

  • A poster for the 4th Congress on History of Architecture and Urbanism 2017-01-01 09:01

    National Museum of Iran to host congress on architecture, urbanism

    TEHRAN – The 4th Congress on History of Architecture and Urbanism in Iran will be held at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran on January 17-18.

  • Gold cup tells of rich Persian craftsmanship in Iron Age 2016-11-22 09:19

    Gold cup tells of rich Persian craftsmanship in Iron Age

    TEHRAN - This exquisite Iranian artwork which dates back to the early 1st millennium BC boldly reveals the skills accomplished Persian goldsmiths possessed during the Iron Age II.