The sporting team game of chovgan, which is played on horseback and recognized as a version of the modern polo game, has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
Officials of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and Russian State Hermitage Museum signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperating in the cultural heritage sector.
The team sport of polo, which is played on horseback, together with the Iranian bowed string instrument of Kamancheh are set to be added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists by the end of the current year.
China will strengthen protection of cultural heritage in the second half of 2017 and carry out random inspections in provinces where cultural relics are common, according to a senior cultural official.
Government’s achievements in cultural heritage sector remarkable
Cultural heritage prepares the ground for communication among people, said the governor general of Sistan- Baluchestan province. Ali Owsat Hashemi added that it guarantees security and sustainable development. It serves as an asset for the future of the society and the generations to come, he said, IRNA wrote.
Mihrab (altar) of Sarab Jame’ Mosque in East Azarbaijan province has been relocate d to Azarbaijan Museum for renovation, said the director general of East Azarbaijan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.
Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar says Tehran is ready to cooperate with international bodies to protect the cultural heritage of the Middle East region.