April 2020

Tehran Times

Iranian windmills closer to UNESCO status

Iranian windmills
Iran is closer to registering the ancient windmills in Razavi Khorasan province on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the country has recently completed some of the required documentation.

February 2020

Independent (UK)

Iran and Uzbekistan, World’s 3rd and 4th fastest growing tourist destinations in 2019

The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire, now in Uzbekistan.
The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire, now in Uzbekistan.

Top of the pack was Myanmar, which saw a 40.2 per cent per cent increase in visitors, followed by Puerto Rico (31.2 per cent) and Iran (27.9 per cent), although Iran is likely to suffer a drop in 2020 given the current political climate.

January 2020

Los Angeles Times

What treasures might be lost in Iran if war happens?

Iran in 1998

I can tell you what I’ve been thinking about: two strange, wonderful weeks in 1998, when I got to explore that country, camera in hand, during a brief upswing in Iranian-American relations.

Along with countless lives, the global treasures I saw then are what’s at stake now.

November 2019

Tehran Times

UNESCO assessors to visit Uraman landscape in western Iran

Uraman landscape in western Iran, Kermanshah province

A team of experts affiliated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is scheduled to visit Iran assessing Uraman landscape for possibly listing of the historical region as a World Heritage.

October 2019

Tehran Times

Iran submits dossier to UNESCO for listing Uraman landscape

 

TEHRAN – Iran has recently submitted a dossier to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for possible inscription of the Uraman cultural landscape which is situated west of the country.

Some eighty experts in various fields have compiled and developed the dossier in terms of anthropology, archeology and history, natural sciences, architecture, historical documents and other related fields, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Local officials believe that inscription of the property on the prestigious list of the UN body could jumpstart tourism in the region and also look at it as a tool for better conservation of its natural landscapes and unique cultural scenes for the next generations, saying its unique rural texture, architecture, lifestyle and agriculture is a prominent example of integration of man into the nature.