News ID: 126932
Published: 0710 GMT September 14, 2015

Iran to host exhibition on Mexican art, history

Iran to host exhibition on Mexican art, history

The National Museum of Iran is planning to hold an exhibition to introduce Mexican art and civilization to Iranian history lovers.

The event will showcase more than 250 objects from various historical periods of the Latin American country, including the Maya and Inca civilizations.

The artifacts, which were earlier on exhibit in Europe, will be on display in the Iranian capital for four months, Press TV reported.

The event, due early next year, is the first exhibition to showcase historical objects from a foreign country in Iran.

In 2007, Mexico hosted a similar exhibition on the history and civilization of Iran. Major Mexico City museums showcased a series of artifacts from the prehistoric times to the Qajar era.

The National Museum of Iran is one of the most distinguished museums in the world. It is the biggest archeological museum in Iran and therefore called Iran's 'mother museum'.

It houses some 300,000 artifacts in two buildings — the Museum of Ancient Persia and the Museum of the Islamic Era.

Visitors can see ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, rare books and coins.

   
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