“Iran, Cradle of Civilization,” an exhibition of nearly two hundred valuable pieces of works, showcasing thousands of years of the country’s history, was inaugurated at the Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) in south eastern Spain.
Located in the western region of Iran, Khorramabad Valley, Lorestan Province, is one of the untamed and pristine areas with a rich history and significant culture and civilization. The high potential for environmental living conditions and the variety of historical remnants have attracted the societies since the Paleolithic period.
Each of Iran's handicrafts can communicate a cultural message of Iran which can be conveyed to the rest of the world, said the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).
Archeologists have spent more than a century traipsing through the Guatemalan jungle, Indiana Jones-style, searching through dense vegetation to learn what they could about the Maya civilization that was one of the dominant societies in Mesoamerica for centuries.
Preliminary archeological excavations in the town of Al Ghareen in the wilayat of Mudhaibi in North Sharqiyah in Oman have revealed the presence of an ancient civilization in Oman with commercial association with the civilizations of Dilmun, Sindh, Mesopotamia and Iran.
In Iran's remote northeast, the discovery of mysterious rock art is intriguing archeologists. Strange symbols engraved on an outcrop of volcanic rock, on top of a mountain, appear particularly puzzling.