• زلزله 2019-04-01 16:36

    Quake hits western Iran

    TEHRAN—Two fairly powerful earthquakes shook western Iran near its border with Iraq on Monday afternoon, Ana news agency reported.

  • Precipitation triples last year’s mean in Iran  2019-02-17 09:36

    Precipitation triples last year’s mean in Iran 

    TEHRAN — As per the data released on Friday by the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center affiliated to the Meteorological Organization, precipitation amounts in the current water year (starting on September 23, 2018) have jumped three-folds compared to the same period a year earlier. 

  • A rainy day in Tehran 2018-11-18 09:32

    Mean precipitation in two months of autumn quadruples yr/yr: data 

    TEHRAN — From the beginning of autumn to November 17, Iran received 43.7 millimeters of rain on average which quadruples last year’s precipitation over the same period, according to data released on Saturday by the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center.

  • Millennia-old coins excavated in western Iran 2018-10-10 22:25

    Millennia-old coins excavated in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Tens of millennia-old coins and an earthen jar have recently been unearthed in the village of Sarab-e Kalan in Ilam Province, western Iran.

  •  Shanbehzadeh speaks in an undated photo. 2018-04-16 21:30

    Ancient relics seized in Ilam

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have confiscated several centuries-old objects in western Ilam province, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian (2nd L) talks to cultural heritage officials of Kermanshah province on November 19, 2017. 2017-11-21 09:35

    Iran’s quake-stricken historical sites undergo urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – Emergency projects commenced on Monday aiming to protect several historical and heritage sites which suffered damages during an earthquake that jolted the western province of Kermanshah on November 12.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • 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.

  • Couple tie the knot, pledge to plant thousand-plus trees 2017/08/22

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Environment matters: Couple tie the knot, pledge to plant thousand-plus trees

    TEHRAN — In a symbolic gesture to safeguard the environment a young bride from the western province of Ilam made the groom to pledge to plant 1372 trees as her “mahr” - a mandatory payment paid or promised to pay by the groom under Islamic law.

  • Jahangir Dome in western Iran 2017-01-31 09:24

    Sassanid art, architecture traced in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of art and architecture such as stuccowork related to the Sassanid era (224–651) have recently unearthed adjacent to the historical Jahangir Dome, Ilam Province, western Iran, the Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism announced on Sunday.

  • planting tree 2016-11-18 02:44

    Arba’een green belt to help tackle sandstorms

    TEHRAN — Iranian pilgrims destined for the holy city of Karbala planted saplings in border regions of the western province of Ilam, hoping to help tackle the daunting predicament of sandstorms.