Cultural Heritage



  • کمانچه 2017-12-09 10:43

    Kamancheh listed as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage

    TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – UNESCO listed Kamancheh, an Iranian bowed stringed instrument, and the team sport of polo as Iranian cultural heritages in a session held in South Korea on December 7, 2017.

  • موزه ملی 2017-11-26 19:30

    Kazakh Deputy PM visits National Museum of Iran

    TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Heading a high-ranking delegation, Askar Myrzakhmetov Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the National Museum of Iran.

  • UNWTO 2017-09-13 10:48

    Iran attends UNWTO General Assembly in China

    TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) – The head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran has traveled to China in order to participate in the 22nd World Tourism Organization General Assembly.

  • یازدهمین جشنواره فرهنگ اقوام 2017-09-08 15:45

    By: Raheleh Hesari

    Gorgan hosts 11th festival of ethnic cultures

    TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – The eleventh edition of the festival of Ethnic Cultures is underway in the Iranian northeastern city of Gorgan, Golestan province.

  • unesco 2017-07-05 11:24

    VIDEO: End trafficking, save culture

    TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Conflict situations and natural disasters increase the risk of theft and trafficking dramatically. Many instances of plunder, theft and trafficking of cultural objects go unseen or unsolved. UNESCO is calling on people to help stop this illicit trafficking.

  •    2017-03-07 14:08

    Ancient observatory uncovered in Persian Gulf coasts

    BANDAR ABBAS, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Excavations in Tomb-e Pargan a site on a hill in the city of Bastak have uncovered a Sassanian-era edifice with unknown application.

  • حافظیه 2017-02-28 15:34

    Fars province a frequent tourist destination for foreigners

    SHIRAZ, Feb. 28 (MNA) – Figures show Fars province in general and Shiraz in particular were destinations of about 350,000 foreign tourists in the first 9 months of the fiscal year beginning March 21 2016.

  •     2017-02-18 20:23

    Persepolis unscathed by flooding

    SHIRAZ, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Fars provincial Cultural Heritage Office has said Persepolis ancient relics has escaped possible damage by recent flooding which swept larger part of the province.

  • گزارش الجزیره از تخت جمشید 2017-02-13 15:39

    Persepolis to be shorn of its lichens

    SHIRAZ, Feb. 13 (MNA) – Iranian, Italian, and Spanish scientists will participate in a project to remove lichens growing in surfaces of Persepolis.

  • Palmyra 2017-01-23 16:25

    Syria deems destruction of ancient sites in Palmyra as "war crime" 

    DAMASCUS, Jan. 23 (MNA) – Syrian Culture Minister Muhammad Ahmad said Sunday that the bombing of the historic heritage in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra by ISIL group is a "war crime."

  • موزه لوور 2017-01-18 10:15

    Louvre antiquities to go on display in Iran

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Following the signing of an agreement between Iran’s custodians of cultural heritage and the Louvre, a number of antique pieces from the prestigious French museum will be displayed in Iran.

  • نمد مالی 2017-01-14 20:17

    Feltmaking art of Shahrekord on road to UNESCO

    SHAHREKORD, Jan. 14 (MNA) – A local cultural heritage organization official in Shahrekord has said the ancient art of feltmaking will be provided to UNESCO for the city to be registered as the World Feltmaking City.

  • intangible cultural heritage photo contest 2016-12-29 11:21

    Photo competition on Intangible Cultural Heritage

    TEHRAN, Dec. 29 (MNA) – UNESCO and Tehran’s ICH Centre have joined hands to raise awareness about intangible cultural heritage through a photo contest.

  • nowruz 2016-11-30 16:49

    Nowruz inscribed in UNESCO list

    TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) – The multinational case of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian festival of spring, has been inscribed in UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Wednesday.

  • رونمایی ازاسکلت۷۵۰۰ساله شازند 2016-09-28 16:32

    8-millennial man’s skeleton goes on public display

    ARAK, Sep. 28 (MNA) – Arak Museum of Antiquities has put the skeleton of an 8-millenial man unearthed during excavations in Shazand earlier this month.

  •   2016-09-18 18:30

    8-millennial settlement uncovered in west-central Iran

    ARAK, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Excavations in an ancient hill in Shazand in Central Province have found evidence of settlement which goes back to 8 millennia ago.

  •     2016-09-05 13:02

    Darugheh House in Mashhad wins UNESCO conservation award

    TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – The conservation of Darugheh House in Mashhad was among the 13 winning projects of UNESCO 2016 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

  • شهرداری شیراز 2016-09-02 17:30

    UNESCO ICH Centre, Shiraz municipality sign MoU

    TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Alireza Paakfetrat, the Mayor of Shiraz, and Yadollah Parmoun, the Director of Tehran ICH Centre of UNESCO signed an MoU on Thursday.

  • جشن رونمایی از محوطه باستانی ازبکی 2016-08-29 14:29

    VIDEO: Footprints of 1st Aryan kings on Uzbeki Ancient Hill

    KARAJ, Aug. 29 (MNA) – 9-millennia-old Uzbeki Ancient Hill, located 50km west of Alborz province, dates back to the end of the 7th millennium up to the Islamic period. The site which was inaugurated on Monday is awaiting inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • اثارباستانی 2016-08-15 11:20

    Iran to restore monuments with 3D printing

    TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) – Iran’s advanced manufacturing and material technologies development HQ is planning to use additive manufacturing to restore and create exact replicas of monuments.

  • بندر تاریخی سیراف 2016-07-04 13:30

    Siraf in line for UNESCO World Heritage registration

    BUSHEHR, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Head of Bushehr provincial cultural heritage organization office has said documentation of Siraf historical city has been prepared for an application for UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • ایران زیبا 2016-06-06 20:40

    Exhibition brings Iranian landscape to China

    TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) – An exhibition in China, Iranian Documentary, Written, and Cultural Heritage, has brought Iranian landscape beauties to the land of yellow dragon.

  • بهره برداری از بزرگترین بوستان مینیاتوری شرق کشور 2016-06-06 08:30

    Park exhibits Iran’s historical monuments in miniature

    MASHHAD, Jun. 06 (MNA) – A miniature representation of Iran’s historical monuments has opened on Sunday in Mashhad in north east of country; it is a fantastic collection of all Iran’s landmark historic buildings and sites in an area of 20 acres.

  • روسای کتابخانه‌های ملی ایران و چین 2016-06-04 16:57

    Photo exhibition to open in China to show Iran's beauty

    TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) – Photo Exhibition, dubbed ‘Beautiful Iran’, will be held in China to showcase the natural beauty and magnificent scenery of Iran.

  • بزرگداشت روز حافظان میراث فرهنگی 2016-05-30 19:28

    Ceremony honors Guardians of Cultural Heritage

    TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has held a ceremony on Monday to honor Organization’s staff to physically protect cultural heritage monuments and places.

  • بیست‌وششمین نمایشگاه ملی صنایع دستی 2016-05-26 22:59

    26th National Handicfraft Exhibition

    TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Masoud Soltanifar has opened the 26th National Handicrafts Exhibition in Tehran’s Great Musalla (prayer ground) on Wednesday.

  • Nuran Zorlu 2016-05-14 16:55

    Multi-award winning photographer says how his book changed people’s minds about Iran

    TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – In an exclusive interview with Mehr News, Turkish-born Australian-Armenian artist and photographer Nuran Zorlu said his travelogue ‘Persia to Iran’ has changed the perception of Iran on lots of people’s minds.

  • میراث فرهنگی زابل نیاز به مرحم دارد 2016-05-06 11:42

    By: Amin Berenjkar

    Cultural heritage of Zabol

    ZABOL, May 06 (MNA) – Zabol in Sistan and Baluchestan province, is a city with a rich cultural heritage dating back to more than 5 thousand years ago.

  •   2016-04-09 23:34

    Rare Quran manuscript to be registered nationally

    KERMANSHAH, Apr. 09 (MNA) – A rare Quran manuscript, styled during Timurid and Safavid eras, will be registered as national heritage item.

  •   2016-04-05 20:47

    Qeshm Island hosts consortium on tourism

    QESHM, Apr. 05 (MNA) – Managing Director of Qeshm Free Zone has said the island has hosted a consortium on tourism with five countries of Russia, China, Italy, France, and Germany participating.