Category: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran’s archaeological gem; Zahra Mirzafarjouyan; Mehr News

Shahr-e Sukhteh is a lost jewel in Iran which archeologists consider it as the world’s first city in terms of urban texture, population and urban planning. It is the remains of an ancient city and archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age in southwestern Iran.

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Four Hamedan monuments in UNESCO world heritage temporary list; IRNA

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Four Hamedan tourist sites and historical monuments are on UNESCO Temporary List of World Heritage, Director General of the Office for the Preservation and Restoration of Monuments of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Hadi Amini Roueini said on Wednesday.

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Paradise on Earth: Ancient gardens in Iran; Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero; Business Mirror

While different civilizations and cultures developed their own interpretations of gardens, one should wonder where the concept of a garden originated. The Bible contains the earliest-mentioned garden, the Garden of Eden, which is believed to have flourished near present-day Tabriz in Iran. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in Iraq, are also too legendary—so much so that they, too, cannot really be ascertained if and where they existed.

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