• A view of Mt. Damavand and its natural landscape 2018-07-12 12:45

    Mt. Damavand facing hurdles to gain UNESCO World Heritage status

    TEHRAN –Iran’s cultural heritage body is still keeping an eye on possible inscription of Mount Damavand on the UNESCO World Heritage list though obstacles such as mining operations and land use change are still in place after nearly a decade.

  • A view of Masouleh, a touristic village in northern Iran 2017-09-13 19:27

    Masouleh dossier at final stage for UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN - The process of compiling an all-inclusive dossier for possible inscription of Masouleh, a historical village in northern Iran, has entered its delicate final phase, a cultural heritage official says.

  •  An undated photo shows some troglodyte homes carved out of noticeably eroded rocks in Kandovan village, northwest Iran. 2017-09-05 08:31

    Iran makes leap forward in UNESCO inscription of Kandovan village

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body seeks to remove obstacles for possible inscription of Kandovan village, northwest of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so as to comply with the UN organization’s requirements and criteria for assuming the privilege.

  • Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman 2017-08-08 08:43

    Iran eyes World Heritage tag for Uraman

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is following up on possible inscription of the Uraman cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2018, ISNA reported on Monday.