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New artifacts on display in Takht-e Jamshid

New artifacts on display in Takht-e Jamshid

In the Iranian New Year Nowruz of 1397 HS [March 2018], thirty-one new objects from the Achaemenid period will go on display in the Takht-e Jamshid Museum. As reported by Khabar-e Jonub, there are currently around 270 Achaemenid objects at the expert Takht-e Jamshid Museum on display for the public; but, the Museum treasures around 5000 objects dating back to the Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic periods.  

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Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration

Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration

In the field of documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid (the throne of Jamshid) world heritage and its cultural visage, Iran cooperates with Italian specialist restorers of historical monuments. 

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Euros 250MM donates by Italian for Persepolis

Euros 250MM donates by Italian for Persepolis

Shiraz University President has announced that an Italian benevolent person will donate euros 250MM for the revival of “Tall-e Ajori” gate in Persepolis, and added: “Over the past decade, “Tall-e Ajori” gate has been studied in collaboration with Bologna University.”  

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Germany proposes to host Achaemenid exhibition

Germany proposes to host Achaemenid exhibition

At a meeting with the Head of the Research Institute and Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Iran, the Head of the Union of German Museums emphasized the importance of the Achaemenid era in the Persian Empire, and proposed to stage an Achaemenid exhibition in his country.  

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Achaemenid palaces will be roofed

Achaemenid palaces will be roofed

Director of the Unesco World Heritage Site based at Pasargadae announced that Achaemenid palaces will be roofed in a joint project with the Italians. Hamid Fadaei added: “By doing this, parts of the rock reliefs will be safeguarded in a more fundamental manner.  

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Unesco registers polo and kamancheh

Unesco registers polo and kamancheh

“Polo” and “The art of making and playing the kamancheh” have been evaluated by Unesco and will be registered at its 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage taking place in December.  

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Buried Achaemenid city discovered in Khorasan

Buried Achaemenid city discovered in Khorasan

In excavations being carried out at the Rivi historical site in northern Khorasan Province, archaeologists have discovered parts of a hall displaying columns in a large adobe building belonging to Achaemenid times.  

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“Travel to Persia” photo Exhibition in Spain

“Travel to Persia” photo Exhibition in Spain

The Cultural Attaché of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Spain, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art and the local government of Extremadura, have organized a photo exhibition entitled "Travel to Persia" which opened yesterday 29 October 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Badajoz.  

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Sale of Achaemenid rock relief stopped in NY

Sale of Achaemenid rock relief stopped in NY

The Director General of the Legal Dept at the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran said: “The auction of an Achaemenid rock relief which had been taken without permission from Persepolis before the 1979 Revolution was stopped in New York yesterday.”  

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Naghsh-e Rajab set in stone

Naghsh-e Rajab set in stone

Naghsh-e Rajab is one of the most beautiful ancient rock carvings in Iran which is within reach of Persepolis 3kms away in Shiraz. Once you are there, you will see the massive carvings to the right of the Shahi Road, a main road built here 25 centuries ago to connect Susa in Persia to Sardis in Lydia.  

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