The 52 Iranian cultural sites
Donald Trump recently tweeted about 52 Iranian cultural sites as targets. The 52 UNESCO registered Iranian world heritage sites are great targets for learning about Iranian history and culture. Be sure to check out these 52 Iranian heritage sites of interest to Donald Trump.. What distinguishes Iran more than anything else in the region, and even in the world, is its geographical location, climate diversity and, of course, a multi-thousand-year-old civilization with a history dating back to the history of human civilization. These days, it has even caught the attention of the US president. Donald Trump recently tweeted 52 Iranian cultural sites as a target, which could be 52 unique places to explore Iranian history and culture.
1. Persepolis (550-330 BC) - Registered on UNESCO List in 1979
One of the three main capitals of the Achaemenid Empire , the royal celebrations and ceremonies and also ceremonies for guests and ambassadors of other countries were held in this palace.
2. Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat (1250 BC) The first Iranian Heritage Site registered on UNESCO List in 1979
The Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat was built as a sanctuary by the great king of ancient Elam, to worship the goddess Inshushinak, the guardian of Susa (ancient city).
3. Naghsh-e Jahan Square (1636 AD) Registered in 1979
Naghsh-e Jahan Square , the second largest square in the world during the reign of King Abbas I of Safavid, was built as a place to hold formal ceremonies and play polo.
4. Takht-e Soleyman (405-480 BC) Registered on UNESCO List in 2003
Takht-e Soleyman was built in the Sassanid period and was the shrine of the Holy ZoroastrianZoroastrian Fire, which the Sassanian rulers bowed to, when they came to the throne.
5. Bam Citadel Registered on UNESCO List in 2004
The Bam Citadel is the world's largest adobe monument compared to the Great Wall of China in Kerman , dating from the Parthian or Achaemenid era.
6. Pasargadae Registered on UNESCO List in 2004
The Pasargadae Complex dates back to the Achaemenid era, and its most famous monument is the tom of the Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
7. The Dome of Soltaniyeh (1302-1312 AD) Registered on UNESCO List in 2005
Soltaniyeh is the first double-walled dome in the world. It is also known as the largest historical dome of Iran and the largest adobe dome in the world.
8. The Behistun stone inscription (520 BC) Registered at UNESCO in 2006
What made Behistun famous in the world is the inscription of Darius the Great, which dates back to 5 BC. This massive stone inscription carved on Mount Behistun in Kermanshah after the Cyrus the Great expeditions.
9. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System Registered on UNESCO List in 2009
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System are among the most outstanding examples of water used in ancient times. The complex consists of dams, tunnels, canals and water mills that are an industrial-economic complex and are part of the larger Shushtar marine structures.
Some have considered the Shushtar Hydraulic structures as old as the Medieval period about 4,000 years ago. However, what is left of today is much more related to the Sassanid era.
10. Tabriz Bazar Registered on UNESCO List in 2010
Tabriz Bazar is the largest Roofed Bazar in the world, covering an area of one square kilometer, including caravanserais, corridors and more. Tabriz and its bazaar flourished in the thirteenth century.
11. Sheikh Safi-Ad-Din Ardebili Tomb Registered on UNESCO List in 2010
The tomb of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili is very important in terms of Iranian architecture and decorative arts because of the various buildings added to it during different periods.
12. Iranian Gardens Registered on UNESCO List in 2011
The Architecture of All Iranian Gardens has three unique structures and designs: First, it is located on the path with a passage of water. Second: It is enclosed with high walls and third inside the garden is a summer mansion and water pool. These three characteristics distinguish Iranian gardens from other similar mansions in other countries.
13. Jameh Mosque of Isfahan (777 AD) Registered on UNESCO List in 2012
The Isfahan Jameh Mosque is one of the oldest historical monuments in Isfahan.
14. Gonbad-e Qabus Tower Listed on the UNESCO list in 2012
Gonbad-e Qabus Tower is a fourth century AH monument located in the city of Gonbad-e Qabus, north of Iran in Golestan province. It is the tallest brick tower in the world, located on an earthen hill about fifteen feet high.

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