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1st Festival of Arg-e Bam Unesco Registration

1st Festival of Arg-e Bam Unesco Registration

Arg-e Bam citadel is a Unesco registered site in Iran. The first festival for the registration of this historic, cultural landscape will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018. The program includes concerts by renowned and local artists, a festival of adobe sculpting, an exhibition of Bam tourist attractions, the launch of an Internet TV and a postage stamp of Arg-e Bam registration by Unesco.  

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Rumi's descendant to come to Iran

Rumi's descendant to come to Iran

Shahrud, Bastam, Kharqan World Heritage Conference will be held with the presence of Esin Celebi, the 25th descendant of Mawlana (Rumi), a number of Iranian cultural and artistic personalities and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO in Tehran on Wednesday and Thursday, 20 and 21 June, at Shahrud University of Technology, and also in Kharqan.  

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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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Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Director of the Unesco World Heritage Center for the churches of Iran announced: “We intend to register the religious ceremony of the Thaddeus Monastery in Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran, as a Unesco Intabgible Cultural Heritage (ICH).  

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Kermanshah 2020: Iran’s new Tourism plan

Kermanshah 2020: Iran’s new Tourism plan

Kermanshah Province Governor has announced: “We are presently working on plans for the Kermanshah 2020 scheme, with emphasis on the tourism sector in this province. We are hoping to receive governmental approval shortly.”

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Italians and Spaniards come to the aid of Persepolis

Italians and Spaniards come to the aid of Persepolis

Massoud Rezaei-Monfared, Director of the Persepolis World Heritage Center said the growth of lichen in Persepolis is getting out of hand, and added: “We are unable to solve the problem in one go. We have had lichen in Persepolis ever since it became uninhabited (from 2000 years ago).

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Seventeen churches renovated in Iran

Seventeen churches renovated in Iran

Seventeen churches in Iran in need of works are being restored. Iran has numerous churches across the country, many of which have been registered by the Unesco World Heritage Site for their ancient, specific structures. Some of the unregistered ones in need of repairs are also being currently worked on. Restorations have begun on seventeen old churches nationwide; according to the director of World Heritage Center of churches in Iran, 70% of the restoration works has been completed.  

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Bam Citadel rooftop opens to the public

Bam Citadel rooftop opens to the public

The Chief of Kerman Cultural Heritage Organization announced: “Fourteen years after the Bam earthquake, sightseers can now watch over the Citadel from its highest point in the governor’s seat.”

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Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration

Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration

In the field of documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid (the throne of Jamshid) world heritage and its cultural visage, Iran cooperates with Italian specialist restorers of historical monuments. 

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Winged Iranian man remains in Pasargad

Winged Iranian man remains in Pasargad

A two and a half meter relief of a winged Iranian human is not going to be moved from the Achaemenid area of Pasargad. His position has been fixed and according to the director of Pasargad World Heritage Base, a complete preservation work in a very principled way is carried out in accordance with international standards.

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