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Restoration of Sassanid-era Qa’leh Dokhtar castle
The ancient Qa’leh Dokhtar castle in the southeastern province of Kerman is projected to undergo restoration.
Potteries dating back to prehistoric Mannai civilization are seen at a museum in the city of Sanandaj, western Iran on 18 February 2017.
Iran plans to carry out an extensive restoration project on some ancient fortress and palace complexes that are nested on Mount Khajeh in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, in a bid to bring back the southeastern historical site to its former glory.
Salvage archeological explorations conducted on a 100-hectare Kalag region in Ilam have led to the discovery of works dating back to the Paleolithic, Bronze, the Parthian, the Sassanid and Islamic eras.
The ancient historical city of Jondi Shapour (Gondi Shapour) with an area of 800 hectares in Khuzestan Province of Iran was once a unique flourishing center of civilization housing the first university, library and hospital of the world under the Sassanid kings some 2000 years ago.
The National Museum of Iran plans to hold an exhibition of historical objects to be loaned from the Louvre under an agreement which was signed in 2016.
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A Visit to Oudlajan, Unremembered Remnant of Old Tehran
Preserving historical fabrics in Iran in comparison to western countries is a newly established endeavor. This concern grew in Europe from several years ago and synchronous to modernization of societies. Technological developments in the twentieth century, providing the possibility to generate multiple copies of artworks firstly heralded a new age, in which Art, previously available only to the elite, was taken and brought among the ruck.
Nowrouz is the only festival that is still celebrated across the entire “Iranian World”; meaning the world that was once defined by the boundaries of the Iranian Empire and the land on which Iranian culture remains alive. The term “Iranian World” remaining from the late Iranian archaeologist Shahriar Adl (2) refers to a geographical region that covers today’s country of Iran as well as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and even parts of India and what was once known as the Ottoman Empire...
It is said both inthe native and foreign sourcesthat the original Avesta “written on 12,000 prepared cow-skins, and with gold ink,” was burnt together with other treasures and books when Alexander of Macedonia set Parsgarde (Persepolis) on fire. (1) In other sources, it is said that there were actually two copies, one kept in Shapigan treasury and the other in the “citadel of writings” dejnebeshteh (2) whose exact location had never been found, thus a mystery.
On the eve of the ninth anniversary of Bam earthquake, an expert in the field of world heritage, Dr. Shahriar Adle reported on new discoveries of ancient altars in Afraz (Bam Fault) and the identification of the first layers of Bam citadel (Arg-e-Bam)`s ancient defensive wall...
The great art exhibition held on Persian Gardens at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts in 2004 and registration of Persian Gardens on the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2011, make it opportune to refer to a vital significant point hidden from the eyes of researchers of the subject so far: Persian Garden is the manifestation of a wise-humanist process with its form and geometry naturally following this process...
In the north eastern part of the Persian Gulf in Iran, there is a region called Fars today and Parse in the past. In this mountainous region there is a mountain previously called Mehr (love) and now called Rahmat (Mercy) with a 2500 years old ruined palace still dazzling on its skirts, remaining from the Achaemenid reign over Iran from c.550 to 330BC...