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Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Iran has already registered three of its historic churches as Unesco World Heritage sites. It is now planning to place the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan on the list of registrations.

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Bam Citadel rooftop opens to the public

Bam Citadel rooftop opens to the public

The Chief of Kerman Cultural Heritage Organization announced: “Fourteen years after the Bam earthquake, sightseers can now watch over the Citadel from its highest point in the governor’s seat.”

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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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Anahita Temple: lost or listed

Anahita Temple: lost or listed

Anahita Temple is the name of a site in Kangavar in Kermanshah, attributed to the deity Anahita, dating back to the Ashkanid Parthian times. It has been waiting to be registered as a Unesco registered site for years now. But, the slow process of renovations has popstponed this.

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Bam Citadel main gate installed

Bam Citadel main gate installed

The Head of the Unesco World Heritage Centre at Bam Citadel and Cultural Landscape has announced: “On the 14th anniversary of the Bam earthquake, the main memorable wooden gate of the Citadel was installed today (Wednesday 27 December 2017) and unveiled by high ranking officials.

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 Unesco to register “Zuran” wrestling

Unesco to register “Zuran” wrestling

“Zuran” is a traditional form of wrestling form Kermanshah which is on its way to being registered by Unesco. The sport was initially registered as a national heritage in Iran. Following a reorganization of local wrestling sports by the Wrestling Federation of Iran and the World Wrestling Federation, it was decided to register this traditional sport as belt wrestling in the world.  

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Unesco visits Kermanshah ruins

Unesco visits Kermanshah ruins

Unesco has dispatched its experts to Kermanshah Province in Iran to visit the historic sites of this province following the massive earthquake that struck Iran in November 2017 and assess the damages caused by the quake so that Iran can benefit from the financial and technical assistance of this organization.  

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Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

This week will see the registration of three cities in Iran as World Craft Cities. These are Kalpurgan, Sirjan, and Marivan. Yesterday, the ceremony was held for Kalpurgan. Tomorrow Sirjan will be registered as a World Kilim City, followed by Marivan next week as a World Kalash City. The ceremonies are attended by the President of the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).  

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Kamancheh and Polo Unesco registered

Kamancheh and Polo Unesco registered

“Polo with music and narration” has been registered by Iran and “The art of making and playing the kamancheh” has been registered mutually by Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the 12th session of the Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage - Unesco – bringing the number of registered intangible heritages for Iran to 13, including Nowruz, flat bread baking skills, and the kamancheh which are multinational registrations.

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