The last troglodytes of IRAN An ancient troglodyte-style cave dwellings ! estimated to be more than 10,000 years old. An ancient cave village Iran’s ancient village of Maymand, located around 900km south of the capital Tehran, is littered with troglodytic dwellings ‒ cavernous, underground homes carved out of soft rock. Stone engravings found at the site […]
UNESCO World Heritage List YAZD INSCRIBED ON UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST Yazd, the city of wind catchers, was recently inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List on July 9th, 2017. The 41st World Heritage Committee session was held in Krakow, Poland and during the session, the Committee considered the inscription of new sites on UNESCO World […]
The historical town of Masuleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fuman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. Masuleh is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage […]
RASHT CITY INFORMATION Located in the center of the plateau of Gilan, Rasht is 323 kilometers distance from Tehran. It has a mild humid climate. Dating back to the pre-Islamic period, this city has been an important center for trade and agricultural activities. While these continue to be of high importance in the economy of […]
The Stone Lion or the stone lion is a big Parthian monument that was originally made like a lion. It is believed that once there was a counterpart for this monument.
The tomb of the great Iranian scientist, Avicenna, is in Hamadan with a building and dome built in 1954. The design of the dome is inspired by the shape of Ghaboos Voshmgir Tower. There is a library with a number of manuscripts in this building. In the courtyard of the building, there is a tomb […]
The tomb of the writer of many romantic couplets, Baba Taher, is in Hamadan built in 1965. The building of the great mystic‟s tomb has been built in a beautiful park northwest of Hamadan in recent years.
Ghorban Tower is a 12 sided plain brick building with a pyramid shaped dome. It is located in the eastern part of the city; and there is a tomb in its crypt.
Ganjnameh In the city‟s suburb, at the end of the beautiful Abbas abad valley, there are two inscriptions on the rocks of Mount Alvand. One of them had been carved at the time of king Darius and the others at the time of King Khashayarsha, and their contents praise God, Ahura Mazda, list the lineage […]
The Alavian Dome is the most important Islamic monument in Hamadan built in 1163 AD. It is a square building of late Seljuk period with a masterly stucco interior. This building has a crypt containing the tombs of two members of the Alavi family.