Category: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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

Intl. conference addresses tourism potentials of Lut Desert; AFM

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TEHRAN – Tens of tourism and cultural heritage experts, academia, and researchers discussed the lesser-known tourism potentials of Lut Desert in a two-day online conference that ended on Friday.

Source: Intl. conference addresses tourism potentials of Lut Desert

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

Photo contest to spotlight UNESCO-tagged Soltaniyeh, nearby monuments; Tehran Times

The cultural heritage and tourism directorate of Iran’s Zanjan province is set to launch a photography contest on the UNESCO-registered Dome of Soltaniyeh and its surrounding historical and touristic sites.

Source: Photo contest to spotlight UNESCO-tagged Soltaniyeh, nearby monuments

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

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

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

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