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.
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.”
52 Sites in Iran awaiting Unesco registration
The Deputy for Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization announced: “Currently, the files of 52 prominent historic sites in Iran are waiting to be registered by Unesco World Heritage.”
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.
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.
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.
Iran wins Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Championships
The 6th Asian Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Ritual Championships has taken place in Tanauan, Philippines. Iran claimed the championship title for the sixth time.
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.
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.
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).
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.
UN announces unofficial Nowruz holiday
With Iran’s initiative, in addition to being registered on the UN calendar, Nowruz has been added to the UN informal holiday list with a vote by the General Assembly.