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Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated

Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated

A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.

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No need for embassies for a trip to Iran

No need for embassies for a trip to Iran

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”

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Sanctions prevent the return of Achaemenid tablets

Sanctions prevent the return of Achaemenid tablets

Over eight decades have passed since the seizure of Achaemenid tablets by the United States. Although the courts have ruled in favour of Iran and it was hoped that these would be returned to their home, it seems the return of the sanctions is preventing the return of these cherished artefacts back to where they belong.

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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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