Rare relics on display for the first time at Tehran museum after five years of closure

TEHRAN – Collections of rare relics were on display for the first time at Tehran’s Dafineh Museum, which opened to the public on Sunday after a five-year closure due to extensive restoration.

The museum is owned by the Mostazafan Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, which is one of the largest commercial enterprises in the country.

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Parviz Fattah, who chairs the foundation, and many cultural officials, artists, culture enthusiasts, researchers and journalists.

Scepter from the Achaemenid era (c. 550-330 BC) in gold, busts and figurines, oil paintings, earthenware from the Seljuk era, personal ornaments, calligraphic works, banknotes, coins old coins and rare carpets are among the objects on display at the museum.

Last year, Iranian architect Seyyed Mohammad-Hossein Rahmati was honored at the 35th annual WA Awards, organized by the World Architecture Community, for the design of the Dafineh Museum lobby.

The building’s architecture is inspired by the work of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The building’s architecture is inspired by the work of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Additionally, the gates of Kakh-e Marmar (“Marble Palace”), a historic royal residence in Tehran, opened to the public on Sunday as an art museum after more than four decades. The palace served as a museum for a year before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Today it has become a venue for the presentation of hand-crafted Persian arts and cultural heritage from the first millennium BC.

Iran has hundreds of historical sites such as bazaars, museums, mosques, bridges, public baths, madrasas, mausoleums, churches, towers and mansions, 22 of which are on the list of Unesco World Heritage. As part of the Tourism Vision 2025 Plan, the country aims to increase the number of tourist arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025.

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