Cultural Heritage


  • 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.

  • Arasbaran protected area 2017-01-23 18:48

    Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for Arasbaran protected area

    TEHRAN – Iran has put forward its Arasbaran protected area as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list for 2018.