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Historic city of Seimareh global registration

Historic city of Seimareh global registration

The National Heritage Centre in the historical town of Seimareh has announced: “This important historic town, part of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam western Iran, will be Unesco registered after the necessary repairs have been made.”  

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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution. According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.  

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Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran has been compiling files to register a number of its musical instruments with Unesco over the past year as intangible cultural heritages. It has finally decided to send the file for the “dotar” to this international organization. Two other countries may share the registration with Iran.

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Kerman – A history hidden in its back alleys

Kerman – A history hidden in its back alleys

Kerman is one of Iran’s larger cities and the provincial capital of Kerman Province in southeastern Iran. It is also one of five historic cities in the country. Its main attractions include the Bam Citadel, Rayen Citadel, and numerous other historical buildings from the Safavid and Qajar eras.  

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Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Director of the Unesco World Heritage Center for the churches of Iran announced: “We intend to register the religious ceremony of the Thaddeus Monastery in Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran, as a Unesco Intabgible Cultural Heritage (ICH).  

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Kermanshah 2020: Iran’s new Tourism plan

Kermanshah 2020: Iran’s new Tourism plan

Kermanshah Province Governor has announced: “We are presently working on plans for the Kermanshah 2020 scheme, with emphasis on the tourism sector in this province. We are hoping to receive governmental approval shortly.”

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Geological paradise of Iran awaits Unesco registration

Geological paradise of Iran awaits Unesco registration

“Tabas” bears the title of Iran’s geological paradise as its third geopark proposed for Unesco World Heritage registration. “Qeshm” was the first geopark in Iran and the Middle East to be registered by Unesco in 2006. The “Aras” geopark was also proposed to Unesco for registration in 2008 and is still awaiting a decision. That said, Iran is presently preparing a third geopark file for registration.

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Seventeen churches renovated in Iran

Seventeen churches renovated in Iran

Seventeen churches in Iran in need of works are being restored. Iran has numerous churches across the country, many of which have been registered by the Unesco World Heritage Site for their ancient, specific structures. Some of the unregistered ones in need of repairs are also being currently worked on. Restorations have begun on seventeen old churches nationwide; according to the director of World Heritage Center of churches in Iran, 70% of the restoration works has been completed.  

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“Naghsh-e Jahan” to host polo games for Nowruz

“Naghsh-e Jahan” to host polo games for Nowruz

The famous “Naghsh-e Jahan” square in Isfahan is to host polo games for the Iranian New Year Nowruz in March. Polo will be played in this famous square in the city which is visited by many tourists every year during the Nowruz celebrations in Iran, which take place for thirteen days, beginning on the spring equinox.  

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Cyrus Cylinder – Memory of the World

Cyrus Cylinder – Memory of the World

Unesco National Memory of the World committee member has announced that the Cyrus Cylinder is one of three valuable relics of Persian civilization which will be registered by Unesco’s National Memory of the World.

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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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