President receives the oldest man-made clay

TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) – The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has presented the president with the oldest man-made clay.

Hassan Rouhani received the clay in the sidelines of his visit to the Organization staff and management by Masoud Soltanifar, the head of the Organization and president’s deputy.

The piece has been discovered and excavated in Alborz province sites and seems to be coincident with first Sialk hill civilization of 7th millennia BC. President Rouhani received the piece and gave it to the president’s office museum.

Rouhani also addressed the management and staff of the Organization during the visit in Azadi Citadel building. “Cultural Heritage Organization is an important part of the culture and economy. I believe that we should introduce Iran’s history of civilization to the world,” he told the meeting. “There have been considerable plans to improve tourism in the new government, but it requires still greater role of the private sector,” he added.

“The rooms in hotels in historical cities such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Kashan have been booked to the end of October and November 2014, which reveals well the conditions of the tourism industry,” Rouhani said.

He said that the number of tourists visiting the country had nearly tripled in the first 2 months of the year (April, May). “The government is resolved to prepare the favorable grounds for the tourists in an attempt to display its cultural heritage and historical monuments to the world public,” the president added.


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