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The flood-damaged ruins of Iran

The flood-damaged ruins of Iran

The Deputy of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has said: “Flash floods have damaged 730 historic monuments in 25 provinces and 300BN tomans (over USD23MM) is required for their restoration.”

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Historic find in southern Tehran excavations

Historic find in southern Tehran excavations

“Smokey Car” is the name given to a train which operated during the Qajar era between Tehran and Shahr-e Rey south of the capital. Recent restoration works by the city council in southern Tehran have now revealed the old railway tracks for the train.

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Zarif: Rouhani visit to Iraq is historic

Zarif: Rouhani visit to Iraq is historic

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Baghdad is a suitable opportunity for concluding serious memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between Tehran and Baghdad.

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Girl’s five thousand-year-old skeleton discovered in Iran

Girl’s five thousand-year-old skeleton discovered in Iran

The 5,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl has been unearthed during archeological excavations in the historical mound of Boz Roudpey near the city of Babol in northern Iran. The skeleton belongs to a 13 to 14-year-old girl buried with an awl and a necklace made of shells, stones and tar.

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Two more Achaemenid soldiers return to Iran

Two more Achaemenid soldiers return to Iran

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has announced that two other bust rock reliefs of Achaemenid soldiers have been found, saying: “We found out that two other bust rock reliefs similar to the one returned to Iran also exist. We are presently doing the paperwork for their return. One of them has now been accurately traced.”

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