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Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran

Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran

The largest festival of story-telling by grandmothers is to be held in the city of Meshkin Shahr, northwestern Iran entitled ‘Festival of Khan Naneh Naghili’ with the aim of promoting the old tradition of grandparents telling their children stories.

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Ancient path discovered in SE Iran

Ancient path discovered in SE Iran

An ancient path has been discovered along the Zahedan-Kerman road between the provincial city of Nosratabad in Sistan and Baluchistan Province and the city of Fahrouj in Kerman Province in southeastern Iran.

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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 Yazd has a host of 4000-year old petroglyphs at its heart in central Iran. Situated at 100 kilometers southeast of Yazd city, Yazd Province, in the vast plains of Bahadoran, Mount Ernan is composed 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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