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The National Museum of Iran

The National Museum of Iran (Muze ye ye Melli Iran) is located in Tehran, Iran. It 'a combination of two buildings including the Archaeological Museum of Iran ("Iran Bastan Muze y", a brick, Sasanian revival building opened in 1937), and the white travertine modernist Islamic Museum was ("Muze Dowrān and ye Eslami" , opened in 1972). And 'the best place to see the history of Persia through ancient and medieval Persian antiquities preserved. These works include ceramic pots valuable, historical objects in metal, textiles remains from different regions of Iran, and also some books and rare coins. There are a number of research departments in the museum, including Paleolithic Osteological and departments, and a center for the study of ceramics.


The Archaeological Museum of Iran was designed by French architect Andre Godard in the early 20th century. It has a built area of about 11,000 square meters. He started in 1935 and completed within two years from Abbas Ali Memar and Morad Tabrizi, the museum building was officially opened in 1937. The second building, the Museum of Islamic It was built on the basis of the old grass, went through a lot 'hasty and modifications of the interior, and it was still under renovation when the Revolution of 1979 swept the country. While the old building always had a clear mandate to show archaeological finds (to include some rare medieval textiles and carpet pieces) the new building began its life with the exquisite pottery from prehistoric Amlash Caspian regions of Iran.

This was followed by some modern arts, and evisceration repeated and remodeling of the interior. The old building has three rooms. The three rooms contain artifacts and fossils of the lower, middle and upper Palaeolithic, as well as the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early and Late Bronze Age, and Iron Age I-III, through the median, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parts, and Sassanid periods. The second building consists of three floors. It contains several pieces of pottery, textiles, books, artwork, astrolabes, and adobe calligraphy was post-Islamic Iran. Plans are underway for the construction of a new building, as the current ones do not have the capacity and the rules for storage all the treasures excavated Iran.


The oldest artifacts in the museum are from Kashafrud, Darband and Ganj Par sites that date back to the Lower Paleolithic period. Mousterian Stone tools made by Neanderthals are also exhibited in the first room. The main tools of the Upper Paleolithic are Yafteh Cave, which dates back to around 30,000-35,000 years. There are also 9000 years-old human and animal figurines from Hill Sarab in Kermanshah Province, among many other ancient artifacts.


Conservation Department, Paleolithic Department, Osteological Department, Prehistoric Department, Historic Department, Islamic Department, Inscriptions Department, Seals and Coins Department, Pottery Department, Center for Pottery Studies.


The ground floor of the new building is dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions of the museum's collections, especially with the themes of archeology. The galleries for temporary exhibitions have two or three exhibitions a year. These exhibitions usually run for one or two months. The last exhibition, which was one of the biggest hits in the history of the museum, entitled "Evidence for two hundred thousand years of human-animal Bonds in Iran", ran from August to October 2014. The main theme of this exhibition is the relationship and coexistence of past human societies and animal species in Iran, by the end of the lower Paleolithic in recent decades.
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