News ID: 111183
Published: 0725 GMT February 07, 2015

Khurvin antiques show draws over 1,400 visitors

Khurvin antiques show draws over 1,400 visitors

More than 1,400 people have visited the National Museum of Iran in the past 19 days to view the ancient artifacts belonging to Khurvin in Alborz province.

A collection of 349 items of Iranian national heritage was discovered in Khurvin but was illegally transferred to Belgium some 50 years ago, and were eventually returned to Iran, ISNA reported.

The artifacts have been showcased in an expo at the museum since January 17.

Hengameh Gazvani, the expo's manager, said the number of the visitors at the exhibit shows the interest in the antiques.

She said, "No advertisement was published in this respect apart from media reports on the return of the items and the ensuing exhibition."

The artifacts will be kept at the museum until March 21, 2015.

However, Abolfazl Abidi, the director-general of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Department in Alborz province, said his department is seeking the transfer of the antiques to the province.

He noted the department has selected two sites for showcasing the items and one of them is Fateh Garden House.

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