Category Archives: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Center to preserve historical water structures established in Pasargadae; Tehran Times

A center for preserving and monitoring the historical water structures of the UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae has been established near the ancient Bostankhani Dam in Fars province, southern Iran.

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UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble to be dredged; Tehran Times

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Iran Official Denies Reports Of Illegal Soil Harvesting In UNESCO Heritage Site; Radio Farda

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Coronavirus shuts Yazd’s museums, historical sites once again; Tehran Times

All museums and historical sites of six cities in the central province of Yazd have gone on lockdown again until further notice following the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, an official in charge of the province’s museums and historical properties has said.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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