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The 4000-year old petroglyphs of Yazd

The 4000-year old petroglyphs of Yazd

Mount Ernan in Yaz has a host of 4000-year old petroglyphs at its heart in central Iran. Situated at 100 kilometers south-east of Yazd city, Yazd Province, in the vast plains of Bahadoran, Mount Ernan is compsed of limestone sedimentary rocks of the Neogene period from the third geological period.

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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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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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Mysterious bathhouse becomes museum

Mysterious bathhouse becomes museum

The water in the ancient Sheikh Bahai Bathhouse in Isfahan has always been warmed with just one burning candle. It was designed and built by the great scholar Sheikh Bahai in the Safavid Period and is famous for the way it worked.  

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Australian Ambassador to Iran recommendations to tourists

Australian Ambassador to Iran recommendations to tourists

The Australian Ambassador to Iran has recommended for all Australian tourists visiting Iran to see the Malek National Museum and Library. Ian Biggs who was visiting the Malek Museum with his spouse on Saturday, 2 June 2018, pointed to the extensive, prominent treasures of historical artifacts in the largest cultural endowment of Iran, and reminded: “This is such an extensive, beautiful collection that I will recommend it to all Australian tourists in Iran.”  

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International Museum Day

International Museum Day

May 18 is the International Museum Day. On this day, which is on Friday next week, visiting all the museums will be free of charge in Iran and the museums will be open until 22h00.  

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“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah

“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah

Kermanshah Province, in western Iran, celebrates Nowruz in each of its historical buildings with folk music and dance and different Haft Sin spreads. If you have already traveled to Kermanshah and visited the Bisotun world heritage site in the vast expanse of its green plains, you will know that at the foot of Bisotun mountain, in a place called “Farhad Tarash” (Legend has it that Farhad was in love with the King’s [Khosrow] wife Shirin.

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Hamedan hosts World Tourism Summit

Hamedan hosts World Tourism Summit

An MoU has been signed between the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran and the World Tourism Organization to hold the World Tourism Summit in Hamedan, Hamedan Province, western Iran. The MoU was signed on Thursday during a trip to Germany by the Organization Deputy, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, at the 40th meeting of the World Tourism Organization summit for members.  

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Exceptional discounts for touring Iran in Nowruz

Exceptional discounts for touring Iran in Nowruz

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization Deputy has been conducting talks with selected hotels and airlines to arrange exceptional discounts for tourists traveling to Iran during the Nowruz New Year from Turkey, Iraq, and the Republic of Azerbaijan.  

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University of Traditional Arts – 20 years of promises

University of Traditional Arts – 20 years of promises

There has been 20 years of talk on launching the University of Traditional Iranian Arts, but to no avail. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution ratified the launching of the University of Traditional Iranian 20 years ago. But the art is on the verge of being forgotten and there is still no sign of the university.

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