Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             28 January, 2021
 

    
Category:  Articles » Travel & Leisure

 

National Antiquity Museum in Tehran

Popularity:
         Views: 1925
2009-10-31 07:23:59     
Article by Masood Kazerani

The National Museum of Iran is an archaeological and historical museum in central Tehran. This museum consists of three floors and a huge storage area. Its architecture was derived from Sassanian era and particularly the entrance arch is a complete replica. This building houses ancient Persian antiquities including pottery vessels, metal objects, books, coins etc. The museum was inaugurated in 1937.

Antiquities are divided into several main categories of Pre-historic, pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.

In antiquity the Persian Empire developed into a multinational empire, encompassing an enormous amount of territory. The Achaemenian king Cyrus the Great was able to expand his territory and establish a new order throughout the entire Middle East at an early stage, making the Achaemenian dynasty (558-330 B.C.) the most powerful royal line of his time.

Through Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia and the subsequent Seleucid rule (312 - ca. 139/38 B.C.) Greek influence in Persian art became manifest, continuing into the Arsarcid dynasty (247 B.C.-224 A.D.). This period of Iranian art history, which is difficult for us to comprehend today, will be represented by a selection of sculptures, glass and ceramics. Once the Sassanid dynasty (224-621 A.C.) became established, there was a conscious attempt to return to the great cultural tradition that flourished during the Achaemenian dynasty.

The most notable pieces of diverse artwork produced during the Sassanid period are magnificently decorated silver bowls. Objects made of silver; ceramic and glass from the early Islamic period are the focal point of the museum.

Not only do they exhibit Sassanid influence but also original elements in form and decoration, which at a later stage culminate into an independent Islamic pictorial language. Islamic period arts and antiquities are housed in a separate building which has a huge collection of Persian miniatures, manuscripts and inlaid craft works.

An elaborately decorated Koran parchment manuscript from the 9th/10th century is part of the collection, symbolizing the beginning of profound cultural changes, encompassing the region of ancient Iran.

Specialized in: Hamsayeh - News - International - Middle East - Persian Gulf - Views - Analysis
URL: http://www.hamsayeh.net
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
How to Pick the Right Travel Accommodation? These 5 Tips will Help (Popularity: ): Traveling is a great experience that everyone loves. Exploring the outside world and its wonders is in fact one of the most enjoyable activities to do. However, choosing the wrong accommodation for your trip will totally ruin the experience. There are various things to be considered while choosing a Swan Valley accommodation. These 5 tips would help:Choose the Right Location:The very first aspect to consider when choosing an accommodation is ...
Advanced Tour Operator Software For Better Business Returns (Popularity: ): Even if you are remotely associated with the tour and travel industry, you know the fact well that you cannot run a business in this industry without the appropriate software that will take care of the necessary ends. There are several experienced software development companies that specialize in making specific software for this industry. These software are meant for all segment business both end as well as large enterprise setups. ...
Book Your 2013 Egypt Nile Cruises Today With Great Discount (Popularity: ): Egypt doesn’t need any type of definition. It is among the top ten tourist destinations across the world. It has the ancient Egyptian civilization. It is also enriched with ancient temples, hieroglyphs, mummies and pyramids. We are Travel Egypt Holidays and making your tours pleasurable. We also keep aware our visitors about the history and culture of Egypt. It is our guarantee that, you will never miss a single thing ...
The Advantages of Hiring Miami Car Rentals Online (Popularity: ): Car rentals are the most preferred and easiest transport alternative when you are in Miami. Facilitated by the internet, finding a cheap car rental Miami is no big deal. There are many reputed companies who offer top-class service and online booking facilities thru their websites. Miami Beach and it surroundings are perfect holiday destinations to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Be it a business tour, a honey moon, or a trip ...
Importance of trusting an authorized travel tour operator (Popularity: ): St Petersburg have always been in the top list of travellers for exploring the rich cultural heritage, outstanding architecture, glorious history, unmatchable Russian lifestyle and thrilling experience of enjoying nightlife and serene beauty. World famous art forms and musical themes are the biggest lure of city. There is no better city than St Petersburg when it comes to visit extraordinary palaces, amazing art forms, beautiful cathedrals and many other exciting ...


Related Business 
The National Museum of Science and Industry (Popularity: ): Consisting of the Science Museum, London, the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, and the National Railway Museum, York.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art (Popularity: ): The Ian Potter Museum of Art displays, conserves and interprets an extensive collection ranging from classical antiquity to contemporary art.
Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Popularity: ): Secondhand and antiquarian books on classical antiquity. Online catalogues available.
National Brukenthal Museum (Popularity: ): Romanian museum in Sibiu exhibiting treasures of national and international art.
Egypt Antiquity News Service (Popularity: ): Egyptian antiquity and archaeological news and events.
National Maritime Museum (Popularity: ): French national museum presents models of old wailing warships, some sunken and investigated. Includes virtual tours and image galleries.
National Railway Museum (Popularity: ): Home to the UK's national rail collection. Includes online exhibitions of collections, special events and information for visitors to the museum. Based in York.
National Museum of Naval Aviation (Popularity: ): Site for the popular air and space museum maintained by the Pensacola NAS Museum Foundation.
National Sports Museum (Popularity: ): Interactive New York City sports museum dedicated to the history of sports and their place in our national culture. Includes a mission statement and contact details.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Popularity: ): Museum devoted exclusively to the study of historical and contemporary design. Located in New York, the museum features applied arts and industrial design, drawings and prints, textiles, and wallcoverings.