Tag: IR – Golestan Palace

Why Targeting Heritage Is a Crime Against Humanity; Hugh Gusterson; Sapiens

Trump’s threats to Iran’s cultural treasures are the latest in a long history of such tactics. Thousands of artistic and architectural marvels have been destroyed in wars—a travesty that must be stopped.

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Intl. officials surprised to see Golestan Palace; Tehran Times

Iran – Golestan Palace

TEHRAN – Senior officials from sixteen countries visited the UNESCO-inscribed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran, expressing surprise at the architectural and artistic masterpieces of the historic complex.

“Political delegations and senior officials from Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, South Korea, Moldova, Poland, Hungary, Thailand, Vatican, Tunisia, Denmark, Chile, Austria, Vietnam and Senegal visited different parts of Golestan Palace over a span of three days,” Mehr quoted Masud Nosrati, the director of the historical palace, as saying on Sunday.

The visits were made during their sojourn to Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani, which was held on Saturday.

The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era (1785 to 1925), embodies a successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences.

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No Shortage of Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran; Tasnim News Agency

Iran has seen an increase in the number of annual visitors over the past few years, and the recent lifting of anti-Tehran sanctions is sure to attract even more.

Home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Iran has no shortage of sites to see.

When it comes to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it boasts an impressive 19 registered cultural sites. Palaces, bazaars, places of worship, and ancient water systems. Let’s explore some of the top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace was more recently included with UNESCO in 2013. Located footsteps from Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, this lavish palace became the Qajar dynasty’s seat of government. The architecture exemplifies this dynasty’s fusion of early Persian design and Western influences.

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