Category Archives: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ground broken on new development for UNESCO-tagged qanat; Tehran Times

Construction of a reserve reservoir for a UNESCO-registered qanat was officially begun on Thursday in Baghestan, a town in Ferdows county of Iran’s South Khorasan province.

Source: Ground broken on new development for UNESCO-tagged qanat

UNESCO-registered garden, other properties demarcated in Isfahan; Tehran Times

The UNESCO-recognized Bagh-e Fin, a Persian garden, along with 16 other properties across Isfahan province, have recently been demarcated, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Source: UNESCO-registered garden, other properties demarcated in Isfahan

Anthropology museum, research center under construction in UNESCO-tagged Maymand; Tehran Times

An anthropology museum as well as a research center are under construction in the UNESCO-registered Maymand, a southeastern Iranian village of troglodytes.

Source: Anthropology museum, research center under construction in UNESCO-tagged Maymand

Landscape project to alter Bam Citadel, surroundings; Tehran Times

A landscape project will soon commence on the UNESCO-registered Bam Citadel and its surroundings in southeast Iran.

Source: Landscape project to alter Bam Citadel, surroundings

Fire inflicts no damage to UNESCO-tagged garden; Tehran Times

A fire that broke out in the UNESCO site of Abbasabad Garden in the northern province of Mazandaran on Sunday has inflicted no damage to the plant life of the historical site.

Source: Fire inflicts no damage to UNESCO-tagged garden

Book on ‘masterpiece of creative genius’ published for the unsighted; Tehran Times 

A book on the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, which is known globally as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has recently been published in Braille.

Source: Book on ‘masterpiece of creative genius’ published for the unsighted 

UNESCO sites shut down amid third wave of COVID-19 in Iran; Tehran Times

Most of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, cultural heritage museums, and historical sites across the country have gone on lockdown for at least two weeks in cities defined as the high-risk “red” zones due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: UNESCO sites shut down amid third wave of COVID-19 in Iran

Sugar factory not to be built within World Heritage properties; Tehran Times

Following many ups and downs, the construction of a controversial sugar factory within the legal boundaries of UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, a prehistoric ziggurat in southwest Iran, is now cancelled.

Source: Sugar factory not to be built within World Heritage properties

Gondola lift threatens Hyrcanian forests UNESCO tag; Tehran Times

Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian forests (also known as Caspian forests), dating back some 50 million years, could lose its prestigious UNESCO status if the project of setting up gondola lifts is implemented as planned.

Source: Gondola lift threatens Hyrcanian forests UNESCO tag 

UNESCO-registered qanat undergoes restoration; Tehran Times

Restoration work has begun on qanat of Ebrahim Abad, which is situated in Arak, central Iran. The monument is one of the country’s aqueducts registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage.

Source: UNESCO-registered qanat undergoes restoration

10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see; Afshin Majlesi; Tehran Times

Iran, one of the friendliest countries on Earth, was once the heart of the mighty Persian Empire which almost stretched from Greece all the way to China. And now, what we know as modern Iran is the inheritor of a land full of sites of high cultural values from corner to corner.

Source: 10 wonderful cultural sites in Iran you must see

800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province; Tehran Times

Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

Source: 800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran; Tehran Times

Although potential travelers to Iran are mostly fascinated by tourism delights of Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz, they are unaware that almost every corner of the ancient land is home to astonishing attractions such as dusty labyrinthine bazaars, centuries-old monuments, colorful landscapes, scorching deserts, snow-capped mountains, eroded volcanic plateaus, long-abandoned castles, ancient river valleys, enigmatic places of worship, and above all, hospitable and welcoming people.

Source: Discover top ten travel destinations of western Iran

Tabriz and Istanbul Become Sisters But in What?; Al Bawaba

The director of the UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz has said that signing a sisterhood agreement with the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is in process.

Source: Tabriz and Istanbul Become Sisters But in What? | Al Bawaba

Tabriz, Istanbul bazaars agree on sisterhood agreement; Tehran Times

The director of the UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz has said that signing a sisterhood agreement with the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is in process.

Source: Tabriz, Istanbul bazaars agree on sisterhood agreement

UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae being reconstructed in 3D model; Tehran Times

Documenting and creating three-dimensional models of a number of architectural works located in an area of 190 square kilometers inside the UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae in Fars province, southern Iran, is currently underway.

Source: UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae being reconstructed in 3D model

Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory; Tehran Times

A restoration project has been commenced on ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage.

Source: Yazd’s outer ramparts, towers to be restored to former glory

Language of art could attract more tourists to Iran: official; Tehran Times

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Online meeting held on protecting UNESCO-tagged Hyrcanian Forests; Tehran Times

A joint meeting of the Steering Council for Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council was held online on Tuesday.

Source: Online meeting held on protecting UNESCO-tagged Hyrcanian Forests

Decoration pieces of UNESCO-tagged Ali Qapu being documented, restored; Tehran Times

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