• A view of Naqsh-e Rustam in Fars province. Located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, the historical necropolis embraces rock-hewn royal tombs and bas-relief carvings associated with the Achaemenid 2017-05-25 22:37

    Fars province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 42% y/y

    TEHRAN – Fars province attracted over 165,000 foreign tourists in the first two months of the current calendar year (March 21 – May 21), up 42 percent from a year earlier, the provincial tourism chief announced on Monday.

  • A general view of the historical Abyaneh village in central Iran. 2017-05-11 07:04

    Abyaneh village, open-air museum of living traditions

    TEHRAN – Dominated with reddish hues and lost in labyrinth of heights, Abyaneh village is one of the oldest in Iran. It is an example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can redraw the boundaries of time and feel a flavor of ancient Iranian culture and civilization.

  • A general view of Hasanabad-e Tall Kamin, an archaeological site on the outskirts of Marvdasht in southern Iran. 2017-04-20 11:13

    Iranian, German archeologists begin surveys in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and German archeologists and researchers on Wednesday commenced research at Hasanabad-e Tall Kamin, a prehistoric site located on the outskirts of Marvdasht in the southern province of Fars.

  • A poster for the 15th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology 2017-03-02 20:11

    National Museum of Iran to host symposium on archaeology

    TEHRAN – The 15th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology will be held at the National Museum of Iran from March 5 to 7 in a bid to review recent countrywide archaeological surveys.

  • gundi shapur 2017-02-21 09:27

    Intl. Congress of Jundi Shapur opens today

    TEHRAN – The first edition of the International Congress of Jundi Shapur commences today at the Jundi Shapur University of Technology in the city of Dezful, southwestern Khuzestan Province.

  • An undated photo depicts ruins of Qa’leh Dokhtar, a Sassanid-era castle in southern Iran. 2017-02-20 19:32

    Restoration of Sassanid-era Qa’leh Dokhtar castle projected

    TEHRAN – The ancient Qa’leh Dokhtar castle in the southeastern province of Kerman is projected to undergo restoration.

  • Jahangir Dome in western Iran 2017-01-31 09:24

    Sassanid art, architecture traced in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of art and architecture such as stuccowork related to the Sassanid era (224–651) have recently unearthed adjacent to the historical Jahangir Dome, Ilam Province, western Iran, the Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism announced on Sunday.

  • Historical Gavmishan Bridge near the western Iranian city of Darreh Shahr 2017-01-11 17:50

    Gavmishan Bridge in tranquil corner of western Iran

    TEHRAN – An undated photo released by shows a cyclist visiting ruins of the historical Gavmishan Bridge near the western Iranian city of Darreh Shahr.