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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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The most important ancient Iranian monuments

The most important ancient Iranian monuments

Antiquities found in Iran and across the world are normally 2-5 centuries old. Hardly can historical monuments be found with more than 1000-2000 years of age; nevertheless, Iran has at least 10 historical pre-Islamic buildings which date back to at least 1400 years ago as follows.  

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