In-depth study starts on Iran’s UNESCO-tagged ‘village of troglodytes’; Tehran Times

A comprehensive study has been commenced on the UNESCO-registered Maymand in a bid to expand protective measures on this ancient manmade-cave dwelling where the then residents made a living about five or six millennia ago in what is now a village in the southeastern Kerman province.

Source: In-depth study starts on Iran’s UNESCO-tagged ‘village of troglodytes’

UNESCO-tagged Imam Square in Isfahan being restored; Tehran Times

A restoration project has been commenced on the walls of the east side of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, CHTN reported.

Source: UNESCO-tagged Imam Square in Isfahan being restored

Over 100 historical monuments restored in Yazd; Tehran Times

Over 100 historical buildings and structures have been restored across the central province of Yazd since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20), though the coronavirus outbreak has brought the country’s tourism to a standstill.

Source: Over 100 historical monuments restored in Yazd

“Hand of Achaemenid soldier” attached to bas-relief in Persepolis; Tehran Times

The left hand of a huge Achaemenid-era (c. 550 – 330 BC) bas-relief carving, depicting a soldier grabbing a spear, has recently been attached to the rock-carved art after decades in the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, southern Iran.

Source: “Hand of Achaemenid soldier” attached to bas-relief in Persepolis

UNESCO-Registered: Iran’s Lut Desert Photo Exhibit Shows Much More Than a Barren Heartland; Al Bawaba

A photo exhibition of Lut Desert is currently underway in Master Esmaeli Gallery in the northeastern city of Birjand on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the desert’s inscription on UNESCO World Heritage list.

Source: UNESCO-Registered: Iran’s Lut Desert Photo Exhibit Shows Much More Than a Barren Heartland | Al Bawaba

Roofing covers of ‘winged human’, palaces replaced at Pasargadae; Tehran Times

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Golestan Forest: Iran’s oldest national park shares spectacular landscape; Tehran Times

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Iran’s World Heritage sites to host music concerts; Tehran Times 

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts plans to organize music concerts at the country’s UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as museums, CHTN reported on Tuesday.

Source: Iran’s World Heritage sites to host music concerts 

Historic bazaar of Tabriz to be equipped with advanced smoke detectors; Tehran Times

The UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz will be equipped with advanced smoke detectors to ensure the safety of the centuries-old marketplace situated in Iran’s East Azarbaijan province, IRNA quoted Tabriz Fire Department official Alireza Zebardast as saying on Tuesday.

Source: Historic bazaar of Tabriz to be equipped with advanced smoke detectors

Iran’s trump cards to kick-start tourism in post-COVID-19 world; Tehran Times

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World’s largest brick Dome of Soltaniyeh in NW Iran open to tourists; Iran Daily

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EU designates Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. as World Heritage asset; Tehran Times

The Horizon 2020, which is a massive EU research and innovation program, has recently registered the 17th-century Naghsh-e Jahan Square in the city of Isfahan as a World Heritage asset with the goal of making world-firsts more known and lucrative, IRNA reported on Friday.

Source: EU designates Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. as World Heritage asset

Over 30 sites in Sistan-Baluchestan added to national heritage list; Tehran Times

Some 34 historical and natural sites in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list, ISNA reported.

Source: Over 30 sites in Sistan-Baluchestan added to national heritage list

Historical monuments undergo restoration in northwest Iran; Tehran Times

Five historical buildings and structures in northwestern East Azarbaijan province were restored during the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 20).

Source: Historical monuments undergo restoration in northwest Iran

Iran marks national Shiraz Day; Zahra Mirzafarjouyan; MEHR News

The 15th day of Ordibehesht in Persian calendar that falls on May 4 this year has been designated as Shiraz Day due to its historical and cultural importance as well as its unique beauty.

Source: Iran marks national Shiraz Day

Iran’s first UNESCO sites registered when the daily was born; Tehran Times

Since it was established in May 1979, the Tehran Times has put the priority on covering top stories about Iran’s history, cultural heritage, tourism, folk traditions, festivals and arts as well as notifying potential threats in these realms in line with its main mission to air the voice of the Islamic Revolution.

Source: Iran’s first UNESCO sites registered when the daily was born

‘World’s longest qanat’ under restoration in central Iran; Tehran Times

A restoration project has been commenced on sections of Zarch Qanat in central Iran, which had been harmed by recent flash floods. Widely known as the world’s longest subterranean aqueduct, the qanat is stretched some 80 km across Yazd province.

Source: ‘World’s longest qanat’ under restoration in central Iran

Shushtar Hydraulic System: The Oldest Engineering Masterpiece in World; Tasnim News Agency

The Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System dates back to the 3rd century CE and includes parts that are datable to the 5th century BC.

Source: Shushtar Hydraulic System: The Oldest Engineering Masterpiece in World – Tourism news – Tasnim News Agency

Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site; MEHR News Agency

Build some 2,500 years ago by the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis is one of the unique historical sites in Iran and in the world. The site has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. These photos, recently taken from the ancient city in Fars province, is being released on the occasion of World Heritage Day on April 18.

Source: Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site

UNESCO-registered sanctuary draws 60,000 visitors in year; Tehran Times

Some 60,000 travelers visited Takht-e Soleyman (“Solomon’s Throne”), an ancient isolated sanctuary in northwest Iran, during the past Iranian year 1398 (ended March 20).

Source: UNESCO-registered sanctuary draws 60,000 visitors in year