Cultural Heritage


  • cultural heritage Yesterday 18:51

    Tehran expo to showcase Iran, Armenia common history, heritage

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran will host an exhibition to display a collection of 103 artifacts dated from Iron Age kingdom of Urartu which is believed to be part of common history and heritage of the two neighboring nations.

  • Tourism ministers and high-profile representatives of various countries pose for a photo during the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, September 13, 2017. 2017-09-14 02:20

    Iran offers ‘best use of communication technologies’ to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Wednesday urged global representatives at a UNWTO General Assembly to make the best use of digital technologies particularly in communication arena as a means for developing worldwide tourism and hospitality sectors.

  •  People visit Iran’s pavilion at the China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2017, September 8, 2017. 2017-09-10 09:02

    Iran’s tourism potentials, traditions under spotlight at Chinese festival

    TEHRAN – Tourism potentials of Iran, its cultural heritage, traditions, and handicrafts are in the limelight at the China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2017 (CITIE), which opened its doors to the public at the China Import and Export Fair Complex on September 8.

  • A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-08-14 20:33

    Amir Chakhmaq Complex: A photogenic destination

    TEHRAN - The 19th-century Amir Chakhmaq Complex with its imposing three-story facade is one of the abundant tourist hotspots of Yazd, an oasis city in central Iran.

  • A view of Miyandasht Caravanserai in north central Iran 2017-08-12 19:39

    Centuries-old caravanserais ceded to private sector

    TEHRAN – Two caravanserais in Semnan Province, north central Iran, were ceded to the private sector by auction late last week with the aim of making the best use of such centuries-old heritage sites, CHTN reported on Wednesday.

  • Iranian tourism firms to attend French fair in Sept. 2017-07-23 09:33

    Iranian tourism firms to attend French fair in Sept.

    TEHRAN - A total of 14 Iranian tourism-associated businesses are scheduled to showcase handicrafts, traditions, and tourism potentials of the country at the 39th IFTM Top Resa, which will be held in Paris from Sept. 26 to 29.

  • A view of the 17th-century Khaju Bridge, a main tourist destination of Isfahan, central Iran 2017-07-12 17:51

    Isfahan pushes private sector for tourism, heritage projects

    TEHRAN – Isfahan province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department promotes any public-private partnerships in restoring historical sites and carrying out tourism projects across the province.

  • Iran event to address shielding cultural heritage against terrorism 2017-06-28 21:24

    Iran event to address shielding cultural heritage against terrorism

    TEHRAN – Ways to maximize protection of cultural heritage and museums against terrorism or in wartime will be scrutinized at the International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Alliance Conference and General Assembly, which will be held in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar in autumn.

  • Statue of Nader Shah and his soldiers at the Naderi Museum, Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2017-06-14 20:09

    Nader Shah’s sword stolen from Russian museum

    TEHRAN – A sword attributed to Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the nation, along with tens of other valuable objects, was stolen from a local museum in Kubachi, Russia, on June 10, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • ICCROM Director-General Stefano De Caro (L) talks to Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour in Tehran, May 3, 2017. 2017-05-21 09:30

    Iran strengthens commitment to cultural heritage, ICCROM says

    TEHRAN – Iran reaffirms deeper commitment to preserving its cultural heritage as the country extends restorations projects to beyond its borderlines, the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) announced on its website on May 18.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian in an undated photo 2017-05-15 20:58

    Iran allots $2.4m to restore overseas cultural heritage sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has allocated 90 billion rials (around $2.4 million) to conserve some of its cultural heritage sites that are scattered across the globe.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel, which has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd. 2017-05-10 20:37

    Private investments in cultural heritage restoration surge

    TEHRAN – The sum of private investments in restoration of cultural heritage structures have witnessed a staggering 449% rise over the past four years compared to the previous records.

  • A poster for the conference titled “Civilization and Cultural Heritage of Iran and the Malay World; A Cultural Discourse” 2017-02-13 18:14

    Kuala Lumpur event explores Iran, Malay world cultural heritage bonds

    TEHRAN – The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in collaboration with the Iranian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted a conference, which addressed widespread interaction between Iran, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and East Asia from China to Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Sadeh Festival 2017-01-30 20:54

    Sadeh: Zoroastrians celebrate ancient winter festival

    TEHRAN - Like every year, nationwide assemblies of Iranian Zoroastrians held the time-honored Sadeh Festival late on Jan. 29. According to a tradition, the followers of Zoroastrian faith celebrate the passing of winter by kindling bonfires.