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The National Museum of Iran is located in Tehran, Iran. It’s one of the more attractive modern buildings in Tehran, blending Sassanian principles such as the grand iwan -style entrance with art deco–style brickwork. The museum consists of two buildings. Bldg. No 1 has the entire pre-Islamic remaining works, Bldg. No.2 has post-Islamic works. This part was inaugurated at 1996 and consists of 3 floors. The first floor is the meeting and temporary exhibition hall. Works and objects of Islamic culture, Islam art in relation to objective and periodic method are collected in the second and third floors. The objects selected for this large museum, are mostly selected out of excavation or from prominent collections. In designing this museum, instruments related to architecture of historical buildings are presented, at the same time, to explain their actual position. It is the best place to see the history of the Persia through preserved ancient and medieval Persian antiquities. These works include fine pottery vessels, historic metal objects, textiles remains from different regions of Iran, and also some rare books and coins. The oldest artifacts in the museum are from Kashafrud, Darband ...see more and Ganj Par, sites that date back to the Lower Paleolithic period. Mousterian stone tools made by Neanderthals are also on display in the first hall. The most important Upper Paleolithic tools are from the Yafteh Cave, dating back approximately 30,000-35,000 years. There are also 9,000 year-old human and animal figurines from Sarab Hill in Kermanshah Province among the many other ancient artifacts. Among the finds from Shush , there’s a stone capital of a winged lion, some delightful pitchers and vessels in animal shapes, and colorful glazed bricks decorated with double-winged mythical creatures. A copy of the diarist steel detailing the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, found at Shush in 1901, is also displayed – the original being in Paris. One of the more startling exhibits is the Salt Man from Zanjan. He’s thought to have been a miner who died in the 3rd or 4th century AD, but whose white-bearded head, leg in a leather boot and tools were preserved by the salt in which he was buried. More comical is a bronze statue Parthian prince ‘Shami’ found in Khuzestan, whose cheesy mustache looks out from a head obviously made separately from the much larger body. Iran national museum is the biggest one about Iran`s archaeology and history. Based on volume, variety and quality of works, this museum is in a same range of highness between the other great museums. In Iran curatorship culture, the ancient Iran museum is a major museum and precious, worthful works which belongs to the prehistoric time of Iran, show( depict) our ceremonies, civilization and behaviors. Some outstanding works that have been depicted date back to the neo paleolithic era.

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Tehran's Tourist attractions

Khojir National Park

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Khojir and Sorkheh hesar national park with an area of 9,380 hectares stand at an attitude of 1,547 m. above sea-level, besides Tehran city. This is one of the oldest protected areas in Iran that is greatly considerable in terms of biodiversity and ecological values. The major portion ...

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Shams-ol-Emareh Mansion ( Shams-ol-Emareh )

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The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, ...

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Marble Throne ( Takht-e-Marmar )

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The Marble Throne (Takht-e marmar) is a 250 year old royal throne in Tehran, Iran. The throne was built from 1747 to 1751 for Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar. It was designed by Mirza Baba Shirazi Naqqash-Bashi and royal stonecutter Ostad Mohammad Ibrahim Isfahani. It consists of 65 marble stone ...

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Khalvat-e KarimKhani

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Dating back to 1759, this building was a part of the interior residence of Karim Khan of Zand. Its basic structure is similar to the Marble Throne. Like the latter, it is a terrace. There is a small marble throne inside the terrace. The structure is much smaller than the Marble Throne a...

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Arg of Tehran ( Citadel of Tehran )

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After conquering of Tehran, Afghans built a bridge on the north side of this area. In front of it they made a gate called Arg. Tehran Arg and other building inside of it, are related to safavi and Zand`s time. In Agha Mohamad khan time, it was nearly in the north of Tehran, but years ...

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Hosseiniyeh Ershad

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The Hosseinieh Ershad or Hosseiniyeh Ershad is a religious institute in Tehran, Iran. It was closed for a time by the Pahlavi government in 1972. The institute is housed in a large, domed hall, and is used for lectures on history, culture, society, and religion. The Hosseiniyeh Ershad ...

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Imam Khomeini Mosalla of Tehran

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Located in the capital city of Iran, the Imam Khomeini Mosalla is considered as one of the better venues for hosting various kinds of business and academic events and conferences. Easy to reach and connected to the major destinations by The Iamm Khomeini International Airport, which is ...

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Tomb of Imam Khomeini

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The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini houses the tomb of Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini and Ahmad Khomeini, his second son who died in 1995. It is located to the south of Tehran in the Behesht-e Zahra (the Paradise of Zahra) cemetery. Construction commenced in 1989 following Khomeini's death o...

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Tehran's Customs

Language and dialectic

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The native Persian speakers of Iran dominate Tehran Province with a massive majority of 98.5% whilst other ethnic groups comprise 1.5% of the total population. Other ethnic minorities are noticeable within the area but no individual ethnic group holds a sizeable population within Tehra...

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Haji Firooz

Haji Firooz

Hāji Piruz or Hajji Firuz, popularly (Persian: حاجی پیروز ‎) in the language of literature and satire Haji or Hajji also (Persian: هاجى ‎ a satire maker) is the traditional herald of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. He oversees celebrations for the New Year perhaps as a remnant of the anci...

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Chahar Shanbeh Sury (Wednesday Light)

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Chahārshanbe Suri the last Wednesday of the Persian solar year, the eve of which is marked by special customs and rituals, most notably jumping over fire. It is celebrated in Iran and Afghanistan. It is is an ancient Iranian festival dating back to at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroast...

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Panjak or Panjeh

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Panjak or Khamse Mostargheh referred to the last five days of the year when the weather was so cold. Since the products were in danger of freezing, people went to the mountain and planned a celebration for the weather not getting worst. During these five days, before the beginning of No...

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Tehran's Costume

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Shawl Kollah and Jobeh(something like kaftan that was often worn as a coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves) are among formal and casual clothes that were common in Ghajar era . Shawl Kollah was a kind of turban with an old root. Men’s clothes included: s...

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Dialect

Dialect

Iran is a very big country with variety of ethnicities and races. From region to region you hear many different accents and there are at least 4 main languages and 3 main dialects of Farsi. Tehrani accent is a dialect of modern Persian language spoken in Tehran Province, and the most co...

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Golrizan

Golrizan

Golrizan traditional ceremony has been started in Iran based on an age-old tradition related to the honorable sportsman’s manners. Iranians, from long times ago due to their sense of respect and altruism have been followed this tradition and consider this ritual as a God-given blessing...

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Dizi

Dizi

Ābgusht ( literally translated as "water-meat" ) or Dizi, is a Persian and Mesopotamian stew. It is also called Dizi, which refers to the traditional stone crocks it is served in. Some describe it as a "hearty mutton soup thickened with chickpeas." Ābgusht is usually made with lamb, chi...

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