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Iranian Band to Perform at Algerian Festival


 

The Morvarid-e Lian band from the southern Iranian city of Bushehr will perform the Zar rite at Algeria+s International Cultural Festival of Folk Dance, which will be held from July 12 to 18 in Sidi Bel Abbes. The Zar rite, commonplace in southern Iran, is a legacy from slavery as it was performed by African slaves who were brought to southern Iran. They performed it on weekends in order to gain energy to enable them to bear the burden of bondage for the rest of the week, MNA reported. Over time, ordinary people also joined in their musical rite comprising ecstatic dance with dammam (tom-tom) playing. Today, Zar is mostly performed by workers in a group named ahl-e hava, which is conducted by a leader called a babazari. “The festival invited us due to communalities existing between Bushehr and African music,” the leader of Lian band Mohsen Sharifian explained in a press release. Thirty bands from different countries will participate at the festival to introduce their country and their culture through their performances and rhythmical movements, he added.

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Iranian Band to Perform at Algerian Festival
Iranian Band to Perform at Algerian Festival

The Morvarid-e Lian band from the southern Iranian city of Bushehr will perform the Zar rite at Algeria+s International Cultural Festival of Folk Dance, which will be held from July 12 to 18 in Sidi B (13/07/2011)
UNWTO: Mayors Forum Goes Further Down the Silk Road
UNWTO: Mayors Forum Goes Further Down the Silk Road

Hosted by the Municipality of Shiraz and the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the 5th Silk Road Mayors Forum closed on 20th May with agreement on the Shiraz Declaration. (07/06/2010)
Iran Unveils Plan For Women's Car
Iran Unveils Plan For Women's Car

Its features will include automatic transmission, parking and navigation aids. (15/10/2008)
Iran Holds E-Tourism Conference
Iran Holds E-Tourism Conference

The government's role in promoting E-Tourism was among the topics discussed. (26/06/2008)
Iran And Bulgaria Sign Co-operation Memorandum
Iran And Bulgaria Sign Co-operation Memorandum

The memorandum will encourage group and individual tourism. (19/06/2008)
Iran Keen To Attract Foreign Investment In Tourism
Iran Keen To Attract Foreign Investment In Tourism

Foreign Investing Offices opened in Bahrain, Germany, Italy and Spain. (12/06/2008)
Iran To Host Tour Operators Fair
Iran To Host Tour Operators Fair

Iran is preparing to host the biggest exhibition ever of world tour operators. (05/06/2008)
Iran And Greece Sign Underwater Heritage Archaeology Memorandum
Iran And Greece Sign Underwater Heritage Archaeology Memorandum

Discovering and protecting underwater heritage is important to both countries. (29/05/2008)
Visa Free Travel To Iran For D8 Citizens
Visa Free Travel To Iran For D8 Citizens

Passengers from eight Islamic countries can get their visa on arrival. (22/05/2008)
Health Tourism  Set To Flourish In Iran
Health Tourism Set To Flourish In Iran

Business delegations to Iran will visit health centers, hospitals and spas. (15/05/2008)
Tourists Experience Life In Ancient Iranian Village
Tourists Experience Life In Ancient Iranian Village

Meymand, in Iran's Kerman Province, is one of the most ancient settlements. (07/05/2008)
Iranians Can Visit Nicaragua Without A Visa
Iranians Can Visit Nicaragua Without A Visa

One million Iranians are eager to visit Nicaragua but have been hindered by visa problems. (30/04/2008)
800 Tourists Will Enter Iran's Southern Ports
800 Tourists Will Enter Iran's Southern Ports

800 foreign tourists from two cruises will enter Iran's southern ports in mid April. (17/04/2008)
World Heritage Listing For Mt Damavand?
World Heritage Listing For Mt Damavand?

The mountain is an inactive volcanic mountain which was active in the Quaternary Period. (10/04/2008)
Boost In Iran's Archaeological Excavations
Boost In Iran's Archaeological Excavations

An international workshop about the Elamite era was organizaed by Iran National Museum. (02/04/2008)
Yazd: The Most Beautiful Desert City In The World
Yazd: The Most Beautiful Desert City In The World

Deep in the desert, the oasis city of Yazd is unlike any other in Iran. (27/03/2008)
Tabriz- Jolfa Metro Connection
Tabriz- Jolfa Metro Connection

Studies of Aras free zone tourism master plan are also in progress. (06/03/2008)
Iran Privatises Historical Monuments
Iran Privatises Historical Monuments

A package of 157 of Iran’s monuments was developed to be handed over to investors. (31/01/2008)
Two Thousand Achaemenian Inscriptions Await Publication Budget
Two Thousand Achaemenian Inscriptions Await Publication Budget

The inscriptions contain vital information about the economy of the Achaemenid dynasty. (17/01/2008)
Mass Production Of  Silk Strings Of Persian Harp
Mass Production Of Silk Strings Of Persian Harp

Due to the difficult method of producing the silk string, its usage has been limited. (10/01/2008)
Iran And Libyan Sign Tourism MOU
Iran And Libyan Sign Tourism MOU

Iran is eager to develop ties with Muslim countries its Vice-President said. (03/01/2008)
Five Star Hotel For Iran’s  Qeshm Free Zone
Five Star Hotel For Iran’s Qeshm Free Zone

The project will be inaugurated before March 2008. (27/12/2007)
New Delhi To Host Iran Cultural Week
New Delhi To Host Iran Cultural Week

There will be a photo exhibition of Iran’s archaeological monuments and tourist sites. (13/12/2007)
Iranian-Romanian Tourism Company Proposed
Iranian-Romanian Tourism Company Proposed

Romanian high ranking authorities are interested in visiting Iran’s tourist sites. (06/12/2007)
Iran’s Underground City Opens To The Public
Iran’s Underground City Opens To The Public

The underground city is one of Iran's wonders from the Islamic period (651 AD onwards). (29/11/2007)
Resumption Of  Archaeological Excavations In Jiroft, Iran
Resumption Of Archaeological Excavations In Jiroft, Iran

Archaeologists in Jiroft resumed their search for a 5000 year old civilisation. (15/11/2007)
President  Of FIP Wants To Revive Polo In  Naqsh-e Jahan
President Of FIP Wants To Revive Polo In Naqsh-e Jahan

The International Polo Federation is keen to revive the sport in Iran. (08/11/2007)
Foreign Experts to Attend Aspahan Horse Festival
Foreign Experts to Attend Aspahan Horse Festival

Aspahan Horse Festival was held with attendance of domestic and foreign experts. (25/10/2007)
Iran To Host International Mountaineering Conference
Iran To Host International Mountaineering Conference

Iran’s social and cultural treasures and natural potentials make it an ideal venue. (18/10/2007)
International Geo-Tourism Conference On  Qeshm-Island
International Geo-Tourism Conference On Qeshm-Island

The conference will be held on 31st December and 1st January. (11/10/2007)
Rashkan Fortress To Host Iranian And French Archaeologists
Rashkan Fortress To Host Iranian And French Archaeologists

Rashkan fortress was the spring capital during Parthian dynastic era (248 BC-224 AD). (04/10/2007)
Classification Of 6350 Prehistoric And  Historical Relics
Classification Of 6350 Prehistoric And Historical Relics

(coins, earthenware (Jars) and stone objects, and a number of cultural and artistic artifacts such as coins, statues, and paintings. You can visit the website www.chnpress.com and get photos from ther (21/09/2007)
Tehran’s Show Museum Garden to be Launched
Tehran’s Show Museum Garden to be Launched

The mega project will divide the Abbasabad hills into different gardens. (13/09/2007)
Iran May Ease Fuel Rations To Help Tourism
Iran May Ease Fuel Rations To Help Tourism

Iran may offer drivers extra petrol above their monthly quota. (30/08/2007)
Glory Of Persia Hosts 700,000 Japanese Visitors
Glory Of Persia Hosts 700,000 Japanese Visitors

The exhibition opened in Japan a year ago at Tokyo's Metropolitan Art Museum. (23/08/2007)
Tehran To Host Documentary Film Festival
Tehran To Host Documentary Film Festival

The Iran International Documentary Film Festival will be held from 15 to 19th October. (15/08/2007)
Abyaneh A World Heritage Site
Abyaneh A World Heritage Site

UNESCO experts were impressed by the intact historical texture of the village. (09/08/2007)
Iran Weaves World’s Largest Carpet
Iran Weaves World’s Largest Carpet

Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi has designed the world's largest, hand-woven carpet. (02/08/2007)
Iran, Germany, And Britain To Decide Fate Of Salt Men
Iran, Germany, And Britain To Decide Fate Of Salt Men

The problems of preserving the salt men mummies will be discussed by three countries. (02/08/2007)
Islamic Fortress Unearthed Behind Kalam Dam
Islamic Fortress Unearthed Behind Kalam Dam

The fortress consists of a number of columned chambers. (26/07/2007)
Ambassadors Impressed By Iran’s Tourist Attractions
Ambassadors Impressed By Iran’s Tourist Attractions

Foreign ambassadors of 33 embassies in Tehran visited the country's main tourist sites. (19/07/2007)
Persepolis Tablets Reveal Realities of Ancient Persia
Persepolis Tablets Reveal Realities of Ancient Persia

The text is inscribed on a damaged clay tablet from the Persepolis Fortification Archive. (05/07/2007)
Opposition To Concerts In Iran’s Historical Sites
Opposition To Concerts In Iran’s Historical Sites

Many Iranian and foreign groups have appealed to use the sites for concerts and other functions. (21/06/2007)
Chahar-Nimeh Dam Removed  To Save Dahaneh Gholaman
Chahar-Nimeh Dam Removed To Save Dahaneh Gholaman

The decision to move the dam is a unique action in the history of Iran's cultural heritage. (14/06/2007)
Persian Gulf Museum To Be  Established In  Abasak Island
Persian Gulf Museum To Be Established In Abasak Island

The Persian Gulf Museum will be established on a 1400-hectare site at a cost of $9m on Abasak Is. (07/06/2007)
Second Turkish Tourism Fair Held In Iran
Second Turkish Tourism Fair Held In Iran

The fair hosted more than 100 Turkish and 25 Iranian tourist companies. (31/05/2007)
Touring Tehran In Tourism Busses
Touring Tehran In Tourism Busses

The International Tourism Company of “Ganjineh Banader” will organize tours around Tehran. (31/05/2007)
Lorestan Historical Artifacts Displayed  Cernuschi Museum
Lorestan Historical Artifacts Displayed Cernuschi Museum

Most of the articles will be provided by Iran's National Museum. (24/05/2007)
Ramhormoz Treasury To Go On Public Display
Ramhormoz Treasury To Go On Public Display

Displays include invaluable gold ornamentations and ancient artifacts. (17/05/2007)
Iran’s Greenhouses Welcome Tourists
Iran’s Greenhouses Welcome Tourists

Akdasht flower production centers are looking forward to hosting local and international tourists. (10/05/2007)
Biggest Parthian Site Uncovered
Biggest Parthian Site Uncovered

The biggest Parthian sites have been discovered in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province. (03/05/2007)
Iranian Couple To Tour The World In 800 Days
Iranian Couple To Tour The World In 800 Days

Ma’soumeh Amiri Moghadam” and Mahmud Gheidi will start their trip within 50 days. (26/04/2007)
Majlis Museum In Tehran
Majlis Museum In Tehran

The Majlis Museum project has come into force in a section of old Majlis building. (19/04/2007)
Forty Percent Increase In Number Of Visitor To Persepolis
Forty Percent Increase In Number Of Visitor To Persepolis

Numerous guides are in Persepolis to assist the increasing numbers of visitors. (12/04/2007)
UNESCO And Heritage Experts To  Hold A Meeting On Sivand Dam
UNESCO And Heritage Experts To Hold A Meeting On Sivand Dam

Heritage experts have expressed their opposition to UNESCO about the inundation of Sivand Dam. (05/04/2007)
Norouz, The Ancient New Year Lasts Through Centuries
Norouz, The Ancient New Year Lasts Through Centuries

The term Norouz first appeared in Persian records in the second century AD. (29/03/2007)
Iran’s CAO Agrees To Purchase 14 New Airliners
Iran’s CAO Agrees To Purchase 14 New Airliners

Iran is planning to add 14 new airliners to its fleet in the next Iranian calendar year. (22/03/2007)
Underground City Of Nooshabad To Open Up To  Public In Norouz
Underground City Of Nooshabad To Open Up To Public In Norouz

After three seasons of archeological studies, Nooshabad will be open to the public during Norouz. (22/03/2007)
Black Stains Removed From Palace Of Darius The Great
Black Stains Removed From Palace Of Darius The Great

Smoke devices uesd in film special effects left black stains at Persepolis. (15/03/2007)
Archeologists In Search Of 29 Achaemenid Governmental Seats
Archeologists In Search Of 29 Achaemenid Governmental Seats

Iran and Australian archaeologists have discovered new rmains from the Achaemenid dynastic era. (08/03/2007)
300 Historical Sites Identified In Khuzestan
300 Historical Sites Identified In Khuzestan

The most ancient historical site in Khuzestan dates back to the 8th millennium BC. (01/03/2007)
Iran Sends Strong Message To Its Detractors
Iran Sends Strong Message To Its Detractors

Eturbo News: rano-European Consortium will invest $2 billion in Iran tourism. This was disclosed by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, vice president and head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tour (23/02/2007)
Earthquake Victims Unearthed After 800 Years In Mazandaran
Earthquake Victims Unearthed After 800 Years In Mazandaran

The discovery was made by a team of archeologists in the vicinity of Resket tower in Farim. (15/02/2007)
Iranians Seek World Registration For Susa
Iranians Seek World Registration For Susa

The reasons that make UNESCO registration of Susa important have already been submitted to ICHTO. (08/02/2007)
Iran’s “Fragment of Paradise” Exhibit Tops Mexican Visitors Record
Iran’s “Fragment of Paradise” Exhibit Tops Mexican Visitors Record

In Mexico the biggest-ever number of people visited “Persia, a Fragment of Paradise” exhibition. (01/02/2007)
Iranian Organisations Unite To Promote Tourism
Iranian Organisations Unite To Promote Tourism

Iranian organisations have signed a memorandum for expanding co-operation in tourist promotion. (25/01/2007)
Modification Of Jahan Nama Tower Resumed
Modification Of Jahan Nama Tower Resumed

Iran is having trouble complying with UNESCO's requirements for a world heritage site. (18/01/2007)
Iran And Russia Boost  Tourism Ties
Iran And Russia Boost Tourism Ties

Iran and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding in the field of tourism in the near future. (18/01/2007)
The International Islamic Tourism Seminar Plan
The International Islamic Tourism Seminar Plan

The International Conference on Tourism of Islamic Countries will be held in Tehran in March 2007. (11/01/2007)
Iranian Consortium May Build Tourist City In Syria
Iranian Consortium May Build Tourist City In Syria

An Iranian consortium may construct a new tourism city near Lazequiyeh on the Syrian coast. (11/01/2007)
Iran To Host International Tourism Conference
Iran To Host International Tourism Conference

The International Conference on Tourism of Islamic Countries will be held in Tehran in March 2007. (04/01/2007)
Iran, Thailand Stress Need To Boost Tourism Ties
Iran, Thailand Stress Need To Boost Tourism Ties

Introducing tourist attractions will consolidate cultural exchanges between Iran and Thailand. (04/01/2007)
Iran Uses Satellite Know-How To Preserve Ancient Sites
Iran Uses Satellite Know-How To Preserve Ancient Sites

Iran is seeking Japan’s cooperation for satellite imaging for preservation of historical sites. (28/12/2006)
UNWTO Chief Welcomes Iran’s Proposals On Promoting Tourism
UNWTO Chief Welcomes Iran’s Proposals On Promoting Tourism

Iran's proposals to promote world tourism to serve international dialogue have been welcomed. (21/12/2006)
Iran To Reach International Standards In Health Tourism
Iran To Reach International Standards In Health Tourism

Iran has held its first conference on tourism and health, a rapidly expanding sector. (14/12/2006)
190 Historical Sites In Kerman
190 Historical Sites In Kerman

Tal-e Sarnegoun Hill is the most ancient discovery among 190 historical sites in Kerman. (07/12/2006)
Iran And Mexico To Expand Tourist Ties
Iran And Mexico To Expand Tourist Ties

Iran and Mexico will sign a cooperation agreement for developing cultural heritage and tourism. (30/11/2006)
Iranian Poets To Visit Rumi Mausoleum
Iranian Poets To Visit Rumi Mausoleum

Forty Iranian poets will attend the commemoration of the death of Jalal al-Din Rumi. (23/11/2006)
Turkish Company To Construct Hotel In Iran
Turkish Company To Construct Hotel In Iran

Turkish construction company "Ucgen" will build a hotel in Iran. (16/11/2006)
Iran Offers Cash Incentives To Encourage Western Tourists
Iran Offers Cash Incentives To Encourage Western Tourists

The Islamic republic's political leadership has been trying to reach out to ordinary Americans. (09/11/2006)
Tehran Unveiled As Next Favorite Destination For Arab Airlines
Tehran Unveiled As Next Favorite Destination For Arab Airlines

Etihad Airways will launch a new frequent flight between Abu Dhabi and Tehran in December. (26/10/2006)
Tourist Trail Goes Nuclear In Iran
Tourist Trail Goes Nuclear In Iran

Visitors will be invited to look around Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz. (12/10/2006)
Iran To Promote Dam Tourism
Iran To Promote Dam Tourism

Iran is determined to develop tourism in the areas close to some major dams in the country. (05/10/2006)
Iran-China Friendship Associations Sign Tourism MOU
Iran-China Friendship Associations Sign Tourism MOU

An independent institution called 'Iran-China Friendship Association' will be established. (29/09/2006)
Iranian Native Is First Female Space Tourist
Iranian Native Is First Female Space Tourist

As a teenager in 1984, Anousheh Ansari stared at the stars and dreamed of traveling closer to them. (22/09/2006)
Iran’s Natural Sites Proposed For World Registration
Iran’s Natural Sites Proposed For World Registration

Dasht-e Loot (Loot Desert) is one Iran's wonders that could become a world heritage site. (22/09/2006)
Iran And  Syria Sign MOU For Tourism Co-operation
Iran And Syria Sign MOU For Tourism Co-operation

Iran and Syria regard tourism as a significant means to help broaden ties between nations. (15/09/2006)
“Glory of Persia” Beckons, Forbidden City Awaits
“Glory of Persia” Beckons, Forbidden City Awaits

The Glory of Persia Exhibition will be held in the Forbidden City in Beijing. (01/09/2006)
Iran Looks To Muslims To Revive Resorts
Iran Looks To Muslims To Revive Resorts

Iran is trying to attract Muslims to breathe life into its Kish island resort. (25/08/2006)
$700m To Be Spent On Iran’s Tallest Hotel
$700m To Be Spent On Iran’s Tallest Hotel

he biggest hotel of Iran with 700 rooms and a foundation area of 400,000 square meters will be constructed by spending 700 million dollars (31/07/2006)
Iran, France To Develop Tourism Ties
Iran, France To Develop Tourism Ties

Iran and France are planning an expansion of mutual ties in tourism. (19/06/2006)
Iran Launches Aggressive Tourist Marketing Campaign
Iran Launches Aggressive Tourist Marketing Campaign

Iran will soon present its tourist attractions in a television publicity campaign. (05/06/2006)
UNWTO Praises Iran’s Efforts In Cultural Tourism Development
UNWTO Praises Iran’s Efforts In Cultural Tourism Development

The UNWTO praised Iran's hosting of the first International Tourism and Handcrafts Conference. (25/05/2006)
Shurabil To Become International Tourism Destination
Shurabil To Become International Tourism Destination

Shurabil Lake in northwest of Iran, was announced as an international tourism destination. (18/05/2006)
Qanats, Iran’s Unique Cultural Heritage
Qanats, Iran’s Unique Cultural Heritage

The qanat subterranean aqueduct system has been used in Iran for over 30 centuries. (27/04/2006)
Iran Builds Ski Tourism
Iran Builds Ski Tourism

Iran is gaining favour with an unlikely clique: skiers. (20/04/2006)
Iran And Tunisia Expand Tourism Ties
Iran And Tunisia Expand Tourism Ties

Iran and Tunisia underlined the need to expand mutual cultural and tourism relations. (20/04/2006)
Iranians Donate Persian Garden To Geneva
Iranians Donate Persian Garden To Geneva

Iranians in Switzerland donated an example of a Persian garden to the Geneva Cultural Complex. (13/04/2006)
Iran To Host First Caspian Nations Festival
Iran To Host First Caspian Nations Festival

Iran's Mazandaran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department is hosting a Caspain Nations Festival. (30/03/2006)
Iran Finishes In Second Place In Berlin Showcase
Iran Finishes In Second Place In Berlin Showcase

The Iranian pavilion finished in second place at the International Tourism Exchange. (23/03/2006)
How Islamic Inventors Changed The World
How Islamic Inventors Changed The World

1001 Investions: Discover the Muslim Heritage of our World exhibition began a nationwide tour. (16/03/2006)
WTO Points To Positive Trend In Iran’s Tourism Sector
WTO Points To Positive Trend In Iran’s Tourism Sector

The WTO praised the overall "positive" trend in Iran's tourism sector over the past year. (16/03/2006)
Iran To Host World’s Tourism & Handicrafts Conference
Iran To Host World’s Tourism & Handicrafts Conference

Iran will host the first World Tourism and Handicrafts Conference. (23/02/2006)
Iran To Issue 15-Day Tourist Visas
Iran To Issue 15-Day Tourist Visas

A 15-day tourist visa will be issued for foreigners intending to visit Iran. (23/02/2006)
Iran, Syria Review Tourism Co-operation
Iran, Syria Review Tourism Co-operation

The Iranian Ambassador to Syria called for better facilities and services for Iranian pilgrims. (02/02/2006)
Early Islamic Era Monument Unearthed At Babak Castle
Early Islamic Era Monument Unearthed At Babak Castle

A team of archaeologists at Zoroastrian Babak Castle dug out an early Islamic era monument. (26/01/2006)
Spain Keen To Increase Tourism With Iran
Spain Keen To Increase Tourism With Iran

The head of Spain's National Tourist Office has called for increased tourist exchanges with Iran. (26/01/2006)
Iran To Establish Tourist Offices In Seven Countries
Iran To Establish Tourist Offices In Seven Countries

Iran will open tourist offices in Malaysia, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. (19/01/2006)
Qom: tourism succeeded where politics failed
Qom: tourism succeeded where politics failed

I was preparing my cases, ready to go to Qom, to visit the holy places, but I was worried about what kind of reception an Iraqi would receive from the people of a country (06/01/2006)
Tourists See The Real Iran
Tourists See The Real Iran

Iran has changed, but the changes are not reflected in the world media. (29/12/2005)
Venice Lagoon Project In Iran
Venice Lagoon Project In Iran

In five years time Shadegan lagoon will be the Venice of Iran. (22/12/2005)
Iran And Russia Sign Tourist Agreement
Iran And Russia Sign Tourist Agreement

Russia and China have signed a mutual understanding tourism agreement. (15/12/2005)
Iran Introduces Medical Tourism
Iran Introduces Medical Tourism

Iran will participate for the second time in the third Bahrain Medical Tourism Exhibition. (08/12/2005)
Discovery of Ancient Residences in Dahaneh-Gholaman, Iran
Discovery of Ancient Residences in Dahaneh-Gholaman, Iran

Dahaneh Gholaman is one of the very few known Achaemenid sites with a religious complex. (01/12/2005)
Archaeologists Say Locals Ruining Historic Site
Archaeologists Say Locals Ruining Historic Site

A treasure trove of ancient Persian culture is endangered by organised plunder and agriculture. (24/11/2005)
Iran Among Ten Most Attractive Countries For   Tourists
Iran Among Ten Most Attractive Countries For Tourists

Iran, which occupies 1% of world territory, hopes to garner 2% of its tourism revenues. (17/11/2005)
3000-Year-Old Iranian Warrior Found  In Mazandaran
3000-Year-Old Iranian Warrior Found In Mazandaran

A skeleton holding a dagger has been discovered at a 3000-year-old site in northern Iran. (10/11/2005)
Forgotten Empire
Forgotten Empire

The British Museum in London is hosting a magnificent exhibition about ancient Persia: “Forgotten Empire”. (03/11/2005)
Sixty Thousand Tourists Visit Lorestan
Sixty Thousand Tourists Visit Lorestan

Over 60,000 tourists visited the Iranian province of Lorestan. (27/10/2005)
Chinese, Iranian Muslims Discuss Tourism Co-operation
Chinese, Iranian Muslims Discuss Tourism Co-operation

More than 100 Muslim people from both China and Iran have discussed co-operation in tourism. (20/10/2005)
Qeshim Island Hosts Gulf Tourism Confab
Qeshim Island Hosts Gulf Tourism Confab

The Persian Gulf Tourism Conference was held simultaneously in Tehran and Qeshm Island. (13/10/2005)
Polo Comes Home To Iran
Polo Comes Home To Iran

Polo is being revived in post-revolutionary Islamic Iran. (29/09/2005)
New finds suggest Urartians may have settled near Lake Urmia
New finds suggest Urartians may have settled near Lake Urmia

Iranian archaeologists recently discovered over 50 ancient sites dating back to the Urartian era northwest of Lake Urmia which seem to confirm the theory of Urartian settlement in the region. (23/09/2005)
Iranian Airliners To Fly To Iraq Soon
Iranian Airliners To Fly To Iraq Soon

Iranian and Iraqi officials stressed the necessity of establishing air transportation systems between the two countries. (15/09/2005)
Iran to establish tourist resort for non-Muslims in Qeshm
Iran to establish tourist resort for non-Muslims in Qeshm

The deputy director of the Qeshm Free Trade Zone Organization said that a tourist and recreational complex for non-Muslims will be established on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm. (15/09/2005)
German Hotel Developer Forecasts Thriving Iranian Tourist Industry
German Hotel Developer Forecasts Thriving Iranian Tourist Industry

Iran will have a great future as a travel destination for tourists a German hotelier believes. (25/08/2005)
Pioneers Statues Unveiled in Tabriz
Pioneers Statues Unveiled in Tabriz

Statues of five notables of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution were unveiled in Tabriz. (18/08/2005)
Iran Launches Home-Made Tourist Boat
Iran Launches Home-Made Tourist Boat

The first Iranian-made tourist ship will be inaugurated next month. (04/08/2005)
Iranian-Japanese Team Begins Work On  Neolithic Caves
Iranian-Japanese Team Begins Work On Neolithic Caves

A neolithic site is being excavated before it is flooded by the Sivand Dam. (28/07/2005)
Authenticity Of Oxus Treasure Examined
Authenticity Of Oxus Treasure Examined

The Oxus treasure will be discussed at a British Museum Conference in September. (21/07/2005)
Modifications To Jahan-Nama Tower Agreed
Modifications To Jahan-Nama Tower Agreed

The Isfahan City Council finally agreed to modify the Jahan-Nama Tower (14/07/2005)
Iran: A Magnet For Tourism
Iran: A Magnet For Tourism

Iran has a unique opportunity to develop its tourist industry. (07/07/2005)
Soltanieh Dome Could Be World Heritage Site
Soltanieh Dome Could Be World Heritage Site

In July Iran will know whether the Soltanieh Dome is a World Heritage Site. (23/06/2005)
Iran Spices Up   Canadian Culture
Iran Spices Up Canadian Culture

Canada's Iranian community is preserving its culture. (16/06/2005)
7000 Years of Persian Art Exhibition Tours Europe
7000 Years of Persian Art Exhibition Tours Europe

The “7000 Years of Persian Art” exposition is returning home. (16/06/2005)
“Dialogue Among Civilizations” Carpet Completed
“Dialogue Among Civilizations” Carpet Completed

An Iran artist took four years to complete a dialogue among civilisations carpet. (09/06/2005)
  Muslim Women On Top  Of The World
Muslim Women On Top Of The World

Two Iranians have become the first Muslim women to climb Mount Everest. (02/06/2005)
Graves of Median Magi Discovered in Qom
Graves of Median Magi Discovered in Qom

Two graves from an Iron Age cemetry have been discovered near Qom. (02/06/2005)
Iran To Benefit From Spain’s Tourism Expertise
Iran To Benefit From Spain’s Tourism Expertise

Spain is sharing its expertise in tourism with Iran. (26/05/2005)
Iran: A New Horizon For Skiers
Iran: A New Horizon For Skiers

Iran is becoming a popular destination for skiers. (20/05/2005)
Sassanid Captial Threatened By Farming
Sassanid Captial Threatened By Farming

Farmers are damaging ruins from the first Sassanid dynasty. (20/05/2005)
Iran's Tourism Industry Poised For Robust Growth
Iran's Tourism Industry Poised For Robust Growth

Iran's tourism demand is set to grow by 6.6 percent for the next ten-year period. (12/05/2005)
Median Bas-Relief Bricks Unearthed
Median Bas-Relief Bricks Unearthed

Bas reliefs from the Median era have been discovered near Qom. (21/04/2005)
Iran To Advertise On CNN And  BBC To Promote Tourism
Iran To Advertise On CNN And BBC To Promote Tourism

Iran is describing its tourist attractions on US cable networks. (21/04/2005)
Noruz: a celebration steeped in history
Noruz: a celebration steeped in history

Noruz is the beginning of the year for the people of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. (31/03/2005)
Spain introduces Iranian cinema
Spain introduces Iranian cinema

Officials of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain are showcasing Iranian cinema through holding a retrospective of Iranian filmmakers’ works produced during the 1980s and 1990s . (17/03/2005)
Iranian Cultural Week  in Turkmenistan
Iranian Cultural Week in Turkmenistan

Iranian Cultural Week is being held in Merv, Turkmenistan, concurrent with the 26th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. (10/02/2005)
Iran’s most ancient rock residence discovered
Iran’s most ancient rock residence discovered

Iranian archaeologists recently discovered a 6000-year-old rocky habitation with more than 800 cells in the Barez Mountains, east of the Halil-Rud River in southern Kerman Province, the director of th (03/02/2005)
Excavation of 3400-year-old ruins of Kabnak set to begin
Excavation of 3400-year-old ruins of Kabnak set to begin

A team of German students from the University of Tubingen and Iranian archaeologists will begin excavating a huge wall which was discovered in the 3400-year-old ruins of Kabnak in Khuzestan Province. (27/01/2005)
Third Salt Man discovered in northwestern Iran
Third Salt Man discovered in northwestern Iran

The remains of a skeleton of a man were recently discovered at the Chehrabad salt mine near Zanjan in northwestern Iran. (27/01/2005)
Bam  declared World Heritage Site
Bam declared World Heritage Site

A ceremony was held in the destroyed Iranian city of Bam to mark the earthquake that struck there one year ago and celebrate the city's inclusion on Unesco's list of World Heritage sites. (20/01/2005)
Iran Trade and Tourism Week opens at Expo Center Sharjah
Iran Trade and Tourism Week opens at Expo Center Sharjah

The Iran Trade and Tourism Week, an opportunity to explore trade, investment and tourism prospects from one of Middle East's largest economies, was inaugurated on December 26, 2004, at Expo Center Sha (30/12/2004)
Tehran hosted Iranology seminar
Tehran hosted Iranology seminar

The National Seminar on Iranology was held this week at the Sa’dabad Art and Cultural Complex . “Over one thousand Iranian and foreign Iranologists attended. The seminar was inaugurated with a (24/12/2004)
Anakara hosts seminar on Persian literature
Anakara hosts seminar on Persian literature

Persian literature was reviewed in a seminar entitled “Days of Iran’s Literature” which beganat the Turkish Ministry of Culture in Ankara on December 17. The Iranian Embassy in Ankara and the T (17/12/2004)
Sassanid inscriptions discovered
Sassanid inscriptions discovered

Two Sassanid fragments of inscriptions were discovered at Sarvestan Palace in Fars Province, southern Iran, said director of the historical site, Amir-Piruz Daquqi. According to the official, twenty w (14/12/2004)
Iran tourism revenue stands at $500m annually: official
Iran tourism revenue stands at $500m annually: official

www.tehrantimes.com Head of Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Hossein Marashi said here Monday that Iran's share of world-wide tourism is about $500 million annually. (02/12/2004)
Arab tourists flock to Iran
Arab tourists flock to Iran

AME Info Today, more Arabs are visiting Iran than at anytime since the Islamic Revolution. (02/12/2004)
Persian translation of Hull’s “Travels of Marco Polo” hits bookstores
Persian translation of Hull’s “Travels of Marco Polo” hits bookstores

www.tehrantimes.com A Persian translation of Mary Hull’s book “Travels of Marco Polo”, which is based on Marco Polo’s account of his travels, is now available in bookstores in Iran. It was tra (02/12/2004)
Mainz University to study Elamite and Achaemenid pottery
Mainz University to study Elamite and Achaemenid pottery

Iranian and German archaeologists plan to study a number of Elamite and Achaemenid earthenware items at Mainz University in Germany in the near future, the director of the team said (25/11/2004)
Gilan historic sites threatened by dam construction
Gilan historic sites threatened by dam construction

With the construction of the Pol-Rud Dam near the city of Rudsar in Gilan Province, 16 historic sites will be submerged, Bijan Zahab, the deputy director of the Gilan Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dep (25/11/2004)
Iranian experts take over Shahrbani Palace reinforcement project
Iranian experts take over Shahrbani Palace reinforcement project

Iranian experts are replacing the Swiss experts in the project to reinforce Tehran’s historical Shahrbani Palace to make it earthquake-resistant. (19/11/2004)
Ancient Nehbandan to be excavated
Ancient Nehbandan to be excavated

Different sections of houses, passageways, and the barrier surrounding the Parti Castle of Nehbandan, in northeastern Iran are to be unearthed and studied in a series of geophysical operations, the di (18/11/2004)
Bam After the Earthquake
Bam After the Earthquake

Photos taken by the people of Bam to celebrate their achievements one year after the earthquake will be on display at the Spitz Gallery, 109 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG from November 22nd to Nov (18/11/2004)
Iranian calligraphy shines at Qu’ran exhibition in Baku
Iranian calligraphy shines at Qu’ran exhibition in Baku

A Holy Qu’ran exhibition displaying calligraphy by two artists from Iran’s West Azarbaijan Province was held in Baku, Azerbaijan Republic in mid-November. (11/11/2004)
Threefold rise in foreign tourists visiting Iran
Threefold rise in foreign tourists visiting Iran

Tehran Times, 26 October, 2004 The Public Relations Office of the Tourism and Recreational Centers Organization (TRCO) affiliated to the Mostazafan and Janbazan Foundation (MJF) announced that the nu (29/10/2004)
Iran: Developing religious sites and tourist infrastructure
Iran: Developing religious sites and tourist infrastructure

Islamic Tourism was invited by Mr. Rasoul Akbari Chief Executive of Tourism Affairs in Khorasan, who is in charge of the Third Mashad International Tourism Exhibition, to visit the country and I took (29/10/2004)
Manuscript explains end of Safavid era
Manuscript explains end of Safavid era

Iranian scholar Mohammad-Ebrahim Bastani Parizi has said that a manuscript recently discovered in Iran will shed light on the dark corners of the last part of the Safavid era. (22/10/2004)
Excavations resume at Anshan
Excavations resume at Anshan

A joint team of Iranian and American archaeologists is to begin the third stage of their excavations at the ancient Elamite site of Anshan next week. (15/10/2004)
Iran Praises WTO
Iran Praises WTO

Iran puts international tourism at the very top of its national development agenda, and all tourism proposals coming from the Supreme Council of Tourism will be given priority at the office of the Pre (07/10/2004)
Over 10,000 tourists visit Maragheh
Over 10,000 tourists visit Maragheh

The director of the Cultural Heritage Department of Maragheh, Naser Zavari, announced that over 10,000 tourists have visited the Ilkhanid Museum and other historical sites of Maragheh over the past s (30/09/2004)
Iran's House clears airline part-selloff
Iran's House clears airline part-selloff

Iran's parliament has agreed to privatise 49 per cent of the country's national carrier Iran Air, Teheran newspapers reported. (16/09/2004)
New Book Shows That “Isfahan Is Half The World”
New Book Shows That “Isfahan Is Half The World”

A glance at “Isfahan”, a book recently published by Gooya Books, confirms the expression “Isfahan is half the world”, which was coined by the Isfahanis and adopted by a number of Orientalists (24/08/2004)
Qeshm Island: unique unspoilt beauty
Qeshm Island: unique unspoilt beauty

Qeshm, the largest island in the Persian Gulf is located on the southern coast of Iran and north of the Straight of Hormuz. It is within 220 Km. of UAE and is in the vicinity of oil rich countries, it (14/08/2004)
Qeshm Island: unique unspoilt beauty
Qeshm Island: unique unspoilt beauty

Qeshm, the largest island in the Persian Gulf is located on the southern coast of Iran and north of the Straight of Hormuz. It is within 220 Km. of UAE and is in the vicinity of oil rich countries, it (04/08/2004)
Excavation Yields Sassanid Mud-brick Bridge
Excavation Yields Sassanid Mud-brick Bridge

Iranian archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient mud-brick bridge in Shushtar, southern Iran. (04/08/2004)
 Iran's Tourism Revenues To Reach $25b In Next 20 Years
Iran's Tourism Revenues To Reach $25b In Next 20 Years

Iran has a meager share of 0.1 percent in the world tourism revenues, said Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Hossein Mar’ashi. (22/07/2004)
Concealed fault caused Bam quake
Concealed fault caused Bam quake

The devastating earthquake at Bam, Iran, in 2003 was caused by the rupture of a rare, hidden fault that is invisible at the surface, experts say. The quake flattened the fortress of Bam – one of the (08/07/2004)
Old monument puzzles Iranian archaeologists
Old monument puzzles Iranian archaeologists

Iranian experts are scratching their head over an old monument in west of the country as whether it was built as a fire temple in the Sassanid era or it was erected in the Islamic period. (11/06/2004)
Rezidor SAS opens of its first hotel in Iran
Rezidor SAS opens of its first hotel in Iran

AmiInfo Rezidor SAS, one of the world's fastest growing hospitality companies whose portfolio includes Park Inn, Country Inn, Radisson SAS, Cerruti and Regent, announced that it will manage the Darius (11/06/2004)
Museum of Songs and Melodies Opens in Shiraz
Museum of Songs and Melodies Opens in Shiraz

The Museum of Songs and Melodies opened in one of Shiraz’s refurbished old buildings. The Public Relation Department director of Fars Cultural Heritage Department said that instruments donated by (06/06/2004)
Dolfan - unique  natural and historic sites
Dolfan - unique natural and historic sites

Have you ever traveled to Lurestan Province? Have you ever visited Dolfan mineral spring? Have you ever been swimming in the Dolfan spa? (27/05/2004)
Visitors to Return to Susa Museum
Visitors to Return to Susa Museum

Susa Museum will re-open in late May, the director of the Susa Cultural Heritage Department announced. (21/05/2004)
US warns citizens of dangers travelling in Iran
US warns citizens of dangers travelling in Iran

The US Department of State warned US citizens that travel to Iran could be dangerous. (21/05/2004)
Islamic art: window on a wider world
Islamic art: window on a wider world

Islamic art is difficult. The pictorial conventions we’re familiar with are absent. (05/04/2004)
Iran's only tourism office in North America
Iran's only tourism office in North America

Silk Road Tours is the only Iran tourism office (ITTO) in North America. (05/04/2004)
Iran warns pilgrims to avoid Iraq
Iran warns pilgrims to avoid Iraq

Iran has urged its citizens not to make religious pilgrimages to Iraq, after many were killed in Tuesday's bomb attacks in Baghdad and Karbala. (15/03/2004)
Britain is praying for you, Prince tells Bam
Britain is praying for you, Prince tells Bam

Walking amid the rubble of thousands of flattened homes, the Prince of Wales (25/02/2004)
Scotswomen head to Iran
Scotswomen head to Iran

Scottish artists are heading to Iran to take part in the country’s first international arts workshop. (03/02/2004)
Bam's 2,000 years of history left in ruins Date
Bam's 2,000 years of history left in ruins Date

For two millennia the tawny walls of the ancient citadel at Bam rose from the vast Dasht'e Kavir desert, drawing traders and pilgrims towards the lush oasis. (02/01/2004)
Iranian Experts Studying Tourism in Japan
Iranian Experts Studying Tourism in Japan

Mehr News Agency 21 November 2003 Ten experts from the Iranian Touring and Tourism Organization are spending November studying the latest developments in the tourist sector. (30/12/2003)

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