Tchogha Zanbil Temple, 1st Iranian Site Registered in UNESCO

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Tchogha Zanbil Temple

The name Tchogha Zanbil isn’t a very understandable word in Persian either. Tchogha Means “hill” in Lurish language of Bakhtiary tribes in Iran. Zanbil means “basket” in Persian. Tchogha Zanbil means a hill that looks like a basket! This is how people referred to this historical mound before it was noticed and excavated by professor Girshman, the French Archaeologist, between 1951 […]

Khorvin Artifacts on Display at Tehran’s Archaeological Museum

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

3-Legged Khorvin Gray Pottery

This is the post I’d promised you to write about. The Iranian objects returned from Belgium, known as Khorvin artifacts, are now displayed at Tehran’s Archaeological Museum. This temporary exhibition is showcasing all the objects returned home from Belgium after almost a century. The photos you see at this post are all taken at this […]

Visit The Ancient City of Bam

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Part of the Bam Ruins

The ancient city of Bam, a world heritage site registered in UNESCO’s list, has emerged at least at the time of Achaemenians (6th to 4th centuries). The flourishing time of Bam traces back to 7th to 11th centuries when it was at the crossroad of ancient trade routes. This city started to be inhabited since […]

A Short Visit to Soltaniyeh Mausoleum

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Soltaniyeh Mausoleum

The ancient town of Soltaniyeh is located approximately 40 km west of Zanjan on the old road of Zanjan-Qazvin. Driving from any direction, you can redirect a bit into the present town of Soltaniyeh and pay a short visit to a fantastic World Heritage Site, Soltaniyeh Mausoleum. This town thrived under Oljayto, the Mongol king of […]

Bisotun, A World Heritage Site at Western Iran

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

inscription & relief at Bisotun

This ancient archeological site is one of the most outstanding historic  attractions of Iran. It has got its name from a relatively perpendicular mount by the same name where it is located. A prehistoric cave called “hunter’s cave” indicates this place has been a human shelter since 40,000 years ago. The ancient trade route between the Mesopotamian and Iranian merchants […]

Shahr-e Sukhte, A World Heritage Site at South East Iran

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Eyeball from a Skeleton in Burnt City

Shahr-e Sukhte (literally translated as the Burned City) has also been spelled differently as Shahr-i Shokhta in various sources. It is a vast archaeological site (151 hecares) made by mud bricks on the bank of the Helmand river, between Zahedan and Zabol cities, situated at South East Iran inside Sistan & Baluchestan Province. It dates back to […]

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