Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cultural Heritages

Heritage for All Humanity
IRAN is a vast land with a long history of civilization and remarkable contributions to the entirety of human civilization. In a span of several thousand years, monuments were made that would make us stand in solemnity and wonder, watching for hours and hours, many of such wondrous monuments have been created in Iran. In 1979, Iran joined the UNESCO world heritage convention – three years after its adoption in 1972. IRAN, registered 19 monuments in UNESCO world heritage. Six Iranian manuscripts are also nominated for registration in UNESCO memory of the world list.


ChoghaZanbil . ahwaz, Registered in 1979.

It is the most intact existing ziggurat in the world.


Persepolis, Shiraz, Registered in 1979.

It was founded by Darrius the first and was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

Naghsh- e Jahan Historical complex  (Imam Square), Isfahan, Registered in 1979.

Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings from the Safavid era.

Takht- e Soleyman, Tekab, West Azerbaijan, Registered in 2003.

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman is one of the oldest Zoroastrian fire temples during the Sassanid Dynasty

Arg-e Bam, Bam, Kerman, Registered in 2004.

Cultural landscape and this impressive 2500 years monument is the biggest adobe structure in the world. 

Pasargadae, Shiraz, Registered in 2004.

the remains of three Achaemenian Palaces.

Soltaniyeh, Zanjan, Registered in 2005.

This construction is among the biggest brick domes in the world

Bisotun, Kermanshah, Registered in 2006.

This inscription is the largest bas-relief carving in the world and the first and foremost one in Iran.

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran,  Jolfa, Tabriz, Registered in 2008.

The very attractive Armenian church of St. Stephanos. Chapel of Dzordzor, Chapel of Chupan, Church of the Holy Mother of God.

Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, Shushtar, Khuzestan, Registered in 2009.

A masterpiece of creative genius can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C.

Tabriz Bazzar, Tabriz, Registered in 2010.

the historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road.

Sheikh Safi-ad-din's Shrine and Khanghah, Ardabil, Registered in 2010.

Unique Iranian traditional architectural forms of Safavid era.

The Persian Gardens, Throughout the country, Registered in 2011.

Nine selected gardens in Iran: Pasargadae, Chehel Sotoun, Fin, Eram, Shazdeh, Dolatabad, Abbasabad garden, Akbarieh, and Pahlevanpour.

Masjed-e Jāmé,  Isfahan, Registered in 2011.

This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran, and it was built in the four-Ewan architectural style.

Gonbad-e Qabus,Gonbad, Registered in 2012.
It was the longest minaret at the time of construction

Golestan Palaces complex, Tehran, registered in 2013.
The Tehran’s Historic Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasp of the Safavid dynasty (1502–1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand.

Shahr-e-Sookhta (Burnt City), Sistan, Registered in 2014.
One of the vital centers of Asian civilization in the Bronze Age, and dates to the 4th and 3rd millennium BC.

Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Kerman, Registered in 2015.

Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists.

Susa, Shoush, Registered in 2015.
The excavated architectural monuments include administrative, residential and palatial structures. Susa contains several layers of superimposed urban settlements in a continuous succession from the late 5th millennium BCE until the 13thcentury CE.

Persian Qanat, Registered in 2016.