The museums and monuments you must visit in Iran!
If you're a traveler and love adventure and history, Perhaps the rarest and greatest diamond in the world will stimulate your curiosity. Or, for example, seeing only the turquoise bust of the world, the world's most tiny tissue carpet or the most ancient historical golden cup in the whole of mankind will tempt you!
If you are attracted to visit all of them and even more, you don’t need to travel the whole world to find them. we have good news for you, you can visit all of these masterpieces in Iran museums. So, join us in introducing the best museums in Iran.
Iranian National Jewish Museum, the place where Daria-i-Noor diamond is kept
Daria-i-Noor diamond is one of the largest diamonds in the world. This pink diamond was brought by Nadir Shah Afshar after a rebound from India to Iran. After Nader Shah, this jewel came to Nader Shah's grandson, Shahrokh Mirza, and in his historical course, finally came to the hands of Lotf Ali Khan Zand, and then added to the Qajar real estate list.
This scarlet gem weighs 182 Carats. Daria-i-Noor diamond is one of the rare diamonds in the world because of its pink color.
In the Jewels Museum, you can also see a jeweled orb. The jewelry ball is made of gold and 51,366 pieces of jewelry, weighing 34 kilograms. It was ordered by Naser-al-Din Shah and was made by a group of Iranian best goldsmiths.
The National Museum of Tehran, the house of the bust of Atoosa, daughter of Cyrus the Great
Atoosa was one of the most powerful women in ancient Iran and the daughter of Cyrus the Great. The wife of Darius and the mother of Xerxes, who during the years 470-550 BC, played a very important role in politics and the rule of their time. If you are interested in seeing the bust of Atoosa, you can visit Iran national museum, in your iran tour.
Sophocles, who is one of the ancient Greek tragedians, introduced the character of Atoosa in one of his famous plays, "Iranians", and the "Homay" mythological character was written exactly based on the character of Atoosa. bust of Atoosa was found around Persepolis and is now being held at the National Museum of Tehran.
Almost everyone sees the images of the Bronze Soldier as one of the most famous monuments of the country. This soldier, who has remained at the Elymais period, has a height of 195 cm and is one of the first inhabitants of Khuzestan plain. Elymais people lived in today's Khuzestan province area and have a history of Parthians. This valuable work is also held at the National Museum of Tehran.
The bronze man was discovered in the city of Izeh, and according to the appearance, the cover and the model of haircuts, he was in the category of riders. In the National Museum, you can also watch the ancient cup of Hasanlou. This cup, which belongs to the Medes, is a form of winged cows and semi-human monsters. The National Museum of Iran is located in Imam Khomeini Street at the beginning of 30 Tir Street
Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum, Mysterious Locks Museum of Iran
Astan Quds Razavi Museum is one of the Iran most important museums in Mashhad. The most typical sample of the lockers used for the Imam Reza's holy shrine is at this museum. Brass locks are made of rolled wires, which are not used to open by any keys.
In the past, the building locks were popular among the people of our country, and there was a great deal of elegance in making these locks. Most of the locks held in this museum are locked up with passcodes, key, and occasionally tale! We suggest you take a look at the Astan Quds Museum on your next trip to Mashhad.
See the world's oldest coins in the Malek Museum
Another national museum located in Tehran is the Malek Museum. The Malek museum was built by Haj Hossein Agha Malek and was located in the Malek house until 1996, but today it is located in Tehran's Mashq Square. In the Malek Museum, you can view over 3000 historical objects.
The valuable works of Ghaffari’s family and Professor Kamal al-Molk are also at the Malek Museum. One of the most fascinating attractions of this museum is a coin, which belongs to 81-84 AH. On this coin, there is a picture of Abdul Rahman ibn Muhammad and is beaten in Bishapur.
Of course, the most famous coin kept in this museum is the drac coin. This coin is left over from the Achaemenid period, which has the pattern of an archer sitting on it. Also, coins called coins of the prophets, the memorial coin of prophet Ebrahim, and a work of the Prophet Ibrahim's epic sacrifice of Ishmael are also kept in this museum. The Malek Museum is located in Imam Khomeini Street, in front of Building the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Visit ancient Rhyton in Reza Abbasi Museum
Takok or Rhyton is one of the ancient Iranian dishes that used for drinking in the past. Often Rhytons are shaped like animals and considered as kingdom’s dishes. The best example of the rest of the Rhytons that remains from the past can be found at Reza Abbasi Museum in Tehran. This work, also known as the Golden Horn, is a cup left of the Medes period.
Spectacular collections from the 2nd millennium BC to the early 20th century is kept at this museum. Reza Abbasi Museum has a various pre-Islamic hall, Islamic Arts Hall, Hall of Painting, Calligraphy Hall and temporary exhibition hall, which everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Museum of Glassware or Glass House in Tehran
Another national museum of the country, known as the Glassware Museum or Glass Museum, is in Tehran. Among the works that are kept in this museum, we should mention golden pottery, which belongs to the sixth-century solar period and is decorated with human and plant designs.
The Museum of Glassware has been the residence and office of Qawal al-Saltanah in the past, and today is a place to keep more than 1,400 works of art and clay in it. In the collection of these works, there are historical objects found in the cities of Neyshabur and their history belongs to the Seljuk, Ilkhanate and Safavid dynasties. The Museum of Glassware is located in Jomhuri Avenue, Tehran.
Museum of Azerbaijan, the second most ancient museum in Iran
The Museum of Azerbaijan in Tabriz is one of the most important museums in the country, known for its historical monuments as the second most important museum of Iran after the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. Also, this museum is one of the major attractions of iran tourism in Tabriz and has unique works of ancient times in Iran.
Among the works in this museum, we should mention a fascinating collection of old coins, a three thousand-volume library, and conceptual and artistic sculptures that you should visit. In the museum of Azerbaijan, some of the excavated works in the Jiroft area are also kept, including one that we can mention is the Sassanid plate. This golden plate was made in the Sassanid period and had a kind of political nature that was sent to the court of other kings of the world.
The ancient museums of Iran are not just about these, but in this article, we tried to introduce some of the best museums in the country.