Category: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Sarvestan, the enigmatic monument of ancient Iran, finally dated; Tehran Times

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A joint research team of Iranian and French scientists has published their results of the dating of the Sarvestan Monument in the journal Archaeometry.

Source: Sarvestan, the enigmatic monument of ancient Iran, finally dated

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert; Tehran Times

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The “world’s largest” nabkha (coppice dune) has recently been discovered within the UNESCO-registered Lut Desert in the barren heartland of Iran, the director of the World Heritage site has announced.

Source: ‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert

Clean-up project completed on UNESCO-tagged desert; Tehran Times

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A clean-up project has recently been completed on Shahdad, part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, a local tourism official has announced.

Source: Clean-up project completed on UNESCO-tagged desert

Lesser-known destinations to gain footholds on tourism map; AFM

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Much more attention will be devoted to various destinations in the west side of Iran, the ones which are generally lesser-known to potential sightseers and vacationers, an official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has said.

Source: Lesser-known destinations to gain footholds on tourism map

Arak railway; part of a UNESCO World Heritage site; Behnam Yousefi; Mehr News

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Arak railway station, as part of Iran’s national railway, was inaugurated on August 25, 1938, and after near 83 years of its inauguration, it was registered at the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Arak railway; part of a UNESCO World Heritage site

UNESCO-designated garden reopens after two-month closure amid coronavirus pandemic; Tehran Times

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Shazdeh Garden, which is an enigmatic green oasis in the heart of a desert in the southeast Kerman province, reopened on Sunday after being closed for two months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: UNESCO-designated garden reopens after two-month closure amid coronavirus pandemic

Despite hosting UNESCO sites, Kerman tourism potential still unappreciated; Tehran Times

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Despite being home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kerman province is not still a giant tourist destination, the provincial tourism chief has announced.

Source: Despite hosting UNESCO sites, Kerman tourism potential still unappreciated

The Trans-Iranian Railway: An engineering marvel; Ben Jones; CNN

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Which new sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List?; Bradt Guides

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The new World Heritage Sites, from pre-historic settlements and Roman frontiers to one of the oldest astronomical observatories.

Source: Which new sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List? l Bradt Guides

Iran’s railway inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list; Christian Fernsby; Post Online Media 

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UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Trans-Iranian Railway into its World Heritage List, said the Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development.

Source: Iran’s railway inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list

Trans-Iranian Railway Added To UNESCO’s World Heritage List; AP

Photo: Alireza Shakernia 

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What is a World Heritage Site? How Unesco is preserving cultural history around the world; The National

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The World Heritage Committee will accept new nominations this week…

Source: What is a World Heritage Site? How Unesco is preserving cultural history around the world

UNESCO-designated monastery offers 360° virtual tours; Tehran Times

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The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, a UNESCO-registered property in West Azarbaijan province, has launched a series of 360° virtual tours, the provincial tourism chief has announced.

Source: UNESCO-designated monastery offers 360° virtual tours

UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions; Tehran Times

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Three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Khuzestan province have been selected as the pilot area of a joint project to be undertaken by Iranian and Italian missions.

Source: UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions

Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement; Tehran Times

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The cities of Porto and Isfahan will soon sign a sister city agreement as the two cities have common cultural, architectural and historical features, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

Source: Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement

Virtual show to spotlight Armenian monastic ensembles of Iran; Tehran Times

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The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO will be hosting a virtual photo exhibit of the three photogenic ancient churches that constitute the Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran.

Source: Virtual show to spotlight Armenian monastic ensembles of Iran

Eram Garden: Treasure Trove of Art in Iran’s Shiraz; Tasnim News Agency

Eram Garden is a magnificent and historical garden located in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz.

Source: Eram Garden: Treasure Trove of Art in Iran’s Shiraz – Tourism news – Tasnim News Agency

Qajar-era mosque in Tabriz being restored to former glory; Tehran Times

A restoration work has been commenced on the Qajar-era (1789–1925) Khalkhali mosque, which is located in the UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan province, the director of the World Heritage site has said.

Source: Qajar-era mosque in Tabriz being restored to former glory

UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex; Tehran Times

A total of 200 shops have been restored in the UNESCO-designated bazaar of Tabriz during the current Iranian year (started March 2020), months after a blaze swept through the ancient site.

Source: UNESCO World Heritage: restoration work continues at Tabriz bazaar complex

UNESCO-designated Tchogha Zanbil equipped with electronic protection devices; Tehran Times

Sets of electronic protection devices and surveillance cameras have recently been installed across the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, which is a ruined prehistoric ziggurat and a top tourist destination in southwest Iran.

Source: UNESCO-designated Tchogha Zanbil equipped with electronic protection devices

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