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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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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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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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New discovery in Persepolis

New discovery in Persepolis

The seventh season of archaeological excavations in the brickwork area of Takht-e Jamshid [Persepolis] have revealed that the design and plan of the newly discovered gate is based on the design and built of the Babylonian Ishtar Gate. These excavations are aimed at studying the central room and extension wall of the building on the northeastern corner of the gate.  

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JICA: Tabriz is Asia’s gateway to Europe

JICA: Tabriz is Asia’s gateway to Europe

Akira Uhara, JICA senior expert for national heritage and tourism has said: “Tabriz is not just a city within the borders of Iran, but it is an important member of the Silk Road corridor and Asia’s gateway to Europe.  

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Ardestan Grand Mosque registered by Unesco

Ardestan Grand Mosque registered by Unesco

Unesco World Heritage has placed Ardestan Grand Mosque on its list of buildings to be registered as an historic site. It will be visited in the near future for its compliance with Unesco criteria.

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Chehel Sotun – Qazvin or Isfahan

Chehel Sotun – Qazvin or Isfahan

If you have already visited the Chehehl Sotun “Forty Columns” building in Isfahan, you must know that its counterpart in Qazvin is an even older building.

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Research on Kalpurgan terracotta

Research on Kalpurgan terracotta

Kalpurgan pottery and terracotta was registered as a word heritage in August 2017. Subsequently, a workshop will be set up in Iran to conduct research on this 7000-year old art here.  

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Naghsh-e Rostam ready for globalization

Naghsh-e Rostam ready for globalization

The Director of Persepolis World Heritage Site has announced that laser scanning operations on the historic site of Naghsh-e Rostam near Persepolis have been completed and a protective scaffolding over the tomb of Xerxes has been put in place to carry out restoration and repair works.  

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Shahr-e Sūkhté

Shahr-e Sūkhté

Shahr-e Sūkhté, meaning "the burnt city", is an archaeological site associated with the Jiroft culture, located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province-Iran, on the banks of Helmand River, near the Zahedan-Zabol road.

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Iran's tourism industry is booming

Iran's tourism industry is booming

Marketplace Middle East writes: Once off limits to many because of international sanctions, Iran is making a big comeback as a tourist destination. More than 6 million people visited Iran in the year ending March 2017, up 50% on the previous year and three times the number in 2009, according to official data.  

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