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Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

The ancient Persian feast of Tirgan has been celebrated on 6 July, at the same time as the National Mount Damavand Day, at the university of Rineh city in Amol, northern Iran. The celebrations were attended by people from across Iran.

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Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering

Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering

One of the attractive places to visit in Iran is Shushtar town in Khuzestan Province. There, you can see the waterfalls of Shuhstar (Sika) which were built to generate hydraulic power for the industrial mills in the Sassanid era.  

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London conference decision on Tappeh Sialk

London conference decision on Tappeh Sialk

At the end of a two-day conference in London organized by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) in association with The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) on “Tappeh Sialk and Ancient Kashan Revisited”, a unanimous decision was made to set up an advisory committee of experts, scholars, and archaeologists for the protection of this historic region of Iran. IHF in England, The National Museum of Iran, and the Louvre in France will be working together towards this goal.  

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Iran tries to stop Christie's auction

Iran tries to stop Christie's auction

The news of the sale of four Iranian historical artifacts at Christie's auction in London has been published. Meanwhile, the Legal and Properties Director General of Iran Cultural Heritage Organization announced an attempt to stop the auction and return the historical objects to Iran.  

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Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

The Persian language has been going strong for a thousand years in Pakistan. It has been a language used in the administrative affairs of the sub-continent and many of the written and cultural works of Pakistan are in Persian. But things are different today and the Persian language is nowhere to be seen in books and teachings.

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What Trump must know about Iran

What Trump must know about Iran

The U.S. decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action not only undermines the domestic forces in Iran best positioned to produce actual, if incremental, change but also empowers local actors whose interests lie in provoking violent conflict with the United States and its regional allies.

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7000-Year old civilization discovered in Bushehr

7000-Year old civilization discovered in Bushehr

A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in Iran’s southern Boushehr Province recently. Experts were sent to the area by the Cultural Heritage Department here following pottery finds by the locals.

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Expecting mother of 4000 years

Expecting mother of 4000 years

A 4000-year old expecting woman has been resting in peace in the historic baths of Semnan for over 20 years. The lady of Tappeh Hessar remains are one of a kind narration of burial rituals in ancient Persia on display in the Hazrat or Pahneh baths in Semnan.  

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Iran: The cradle of civilization expo in Holland

Iran: The cradle of civilization expo in Holland

“Iran: The cradle of civilization” expo will begin in the Netherlands in the month of June, displaying 196 artifacts from the National Museum of Iran. The expo will run 17 June-18 November 2018 in Drents Museum. The 196 artifacts on display here have been assessed and insured by the Museum experts.  

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