Coin minted for Iran in 2018 World Cup
Iran Coin House has minted a 2018 FIFA World Cup coin for Iran’s presence at the games. 1009 Gold medal coins have the world cup design on them for Iran’s fifth presence at the games. An Iranian football legend can be seen on the back of the coin kicking a ball.
Land of petroglyphs – From the Medes to the Sassanid
Kermanshah is a city at the heart of Iran’s western mountains. It has a long history of urbanization and called the city of love by many for its Behistun rock relief and the love story of “Farhad o Shirin” depicted here.
“Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women"
The second volume of “Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women" authored by Shahla Lahiji, assessing women in the expanse of Persian civilization under the Medes, Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, and the Sassanid dynasties, has been launched.
Achaemenid tablets will return to Iran
Achaemenid tablets will be returned to Iran after 80 years; although the exact time of this return cannot be determined, but the ruling of the US court to reject the confiscation of the Achaemenid tablets is final.
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.
New artifacts on display in Takht-e Jamshid
In the Iranian New Year Nowruz of 1397 HS [March 2018], thirty-one new objects from the Achaemenid period will go on display in the Takht-e Jamshid Museum. As reported by Khabar-e Jonub, there are currently around 270 Achaemenid objects at the expert Takht-e Jamshid Museum on display for the public; but, the Museum treasures around 5000 objects dating back to the Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic periods.
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.
Euros 250MM donates by Italian for Persepolis
Shiraz University President has announced that an Italian benevolent person will donate euros 250MM for the revival of “Tall-e Ajori” gate in Persepolis, and added: “Over the past decade, “Tall-e Ajori” gate has been studied in collaboration with Bologna University.”
Germany proposes to host Achaemenid exhibition
At a meeting with the Head of the Research Institute and Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Iran, the Head of the Union of German Museums emphasized the importance of the Achaemenid era in the Persian Empire, and proposed to stage an Achaemenid exhibition in his country.
Achaemenid palaces will be roofed
Director of the Unesco World Heritage Site based at Pasargadae announced that Achaemenid palaces will be roofed in a joint project with the Italians.
Hamid Fadaei added: “By doing this, parts of the rock reliefs will be safeguarded in a more fundamental manner.
Unesco registers polo and kamancheh
“Polo” and “The art of making and playing the kamancheh” have been evaluated by Unesco and will be registered at its 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage taking place in December.
Buried Achaemenid city discovered in Khorasan
In excavations being carried out at the Rivi historical site in northern Khorasan Province, archaeologists have discovered parts of a hall displaying columns in a large adobe building belonging to Achaemenid times.