UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites
The archaeological site of Tchogha (Choqa) Zanbil contains the ruins of the sacred city of the Elamites. Founded around 1250 BCE, the city is surrounded by three concentric walls but remained unfinished after it was attacked by Ashurbanipal. A huge 105m-sided brick ziggurat of the Elamite period, built by King Untash Gal, served as a temple dedicated to the god Inshushinak, until its destruction in 640BC. The well-preserved brickwork contains cuneiform (the world’s first alphabet) inscriptions. The site around the zuggurant contains evidence of the early qanat water channels that brought water from an incredible 45km away. It is located on the southwest of Iran, 80 km (50 mi) north of Ahvaz.
Pasargadae 2004 Bam and its Cultural Landscape 2004
Soltaniyeh Dome 2005
Armenian Monastic Assembles of Iran 2008 Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System 2009
Sheikh Safi Al-din Khaneghah in Ardebil 2010 Tabriz Historic Bazzar Complex 2010
The Persian Gardens 2011 Isfahan Jameh Mosque 2012
Gonbad-e Qabus 2012 Golestan Palace 2013
Shahre Sukhte 2014 Cultural Landscape of Meymand 2015
UNESCO intangible Cultural Heritage
UNESCO registered 10 intangible cultural heritages from Iran which shows worldwide awareness and concern for protecting and preservation of ancient traditions which still exist in Iranian Culture.
Radif of Iranian Music 2009 Nowrouz 2009
in the Persian Gulf 2010
Naghaali, Iranian dramatic story-telling 2011 Ghaalishuyan rituals of Mashad-e Ardehal
in Kashan 2012