The long history of Iran dates back to thousands of years ago, when the first signs of human existence and civilization were discovered in sites like Jiroft, Elam, and Sialk.
It is estimated that these signs can be traced back to at least 10,000, 6000, and 5000 years B.C. So, it is not surprising to know that there is a lot to discover about this ancient country.
Loads of interesting information and findings exist about Iran which can entertain anyone who is interested in history, mythology, anthropology and other aspects surrounding the history of human civilization.
One of the greatest places to explore in depth these amazing themes is the National museum of Iran. In this 70-year-old museum, more than 300,000 objects are collected in an area around 20,000 square meters.
A valuable treasure that explains Iran’s rich history in a very short version. The museum is the largest museum of History and Archaeology of Iran and hosts historical monuments as well as pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains and rare books and coins.
This valuable collection is mostly taken from excavations at Persepolis, Shush and Rey. You will also see some other interesting items such as the head and left foot of one of the Salt men who were discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines near Zanjan province. These 3 discovered bodies date back to Parthian (247 BCE–224 CE), Sassanid (224–651 CE) and Achaemenid Dynasty (550–330 BCE) visiting them can be very exciting.
An in-depth journey through the long history
As the museum holds so many valuable information, it is best to visit it with a professional tourist guide who can take you to an in-depth journey through the long history of this ancient civilization.
Therefore, SURFIRAN organizes specialized tours to National museum of Iran to provide you with the most interesting findings and information that surround the long history of one of the world's oldest major civilizations.