- 1/25/18 - Children chasing each other; mothers setting out dried nuts, pomegranates and watermelons amongst other fine foodstuffs; and fathers watching a ball game amid all! Well, this is a glimpse of the Yalda celebration in honor of the longest night of the year! Supreme Court justices have expressed skepticism over a lawsuit that seeks the seizure of ancient Persian museum relics to pay for a .5 million U. court judgment against Iran for its alleged role in a suicide bombing.
- 12/20/17 - The sporting team game of chovgan, which is played on horseback and recognized as a version of the modern polo game, has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. The plaintiffs in the case before the Supreme Court want to seize ancient Persian artifacts held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, which have been on loan from Iran since 1937, as well as relics held by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
Many women are engaged in this craft which helps supplement their household's income.
-Sare Tajalli - 6/19/18 - Following on from last year's highly successful conference about Tappeh Sialk, IHF is organising another seminar which will feature talks by international experts, as well as looking at how this significant Iranian site can be more widely recognised and promoted in the future.
- 11/26/17 - The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) in Leiden has organised an exhibition to present the engravings, paintings and photographs by the European travellers and archaeologists who have visited Persepolis since the 14th century AD.
The lecture (by Professor Robert Hillenbrand) will show how comfortably Persian painters operated within what to a Western eye might seem like constricting conventions.
- 4/30/18 - A mummified body recently discovered near Shah Abdol Azim Shrine, southern Tehran, could possibly belong to Reza Shah Pahlavi, father of the last shah of Iran.
Despite flows of contradictory news and rumors, no official source has yet confirmed identity of the corpse, which was found on April 23, ISNA reported on Wednesday.
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran.
The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC.
July 2nd & 3rd in London -Iran Heritage Foundation - 6/8/18 - Iran's Foreign Ministry is set to sell three estates owned by Iran in sub-Saharan Africa, including a previous residence of Reza Shah, who was forced to abdicate the throne by the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941.