Category Archives: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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

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

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