The National Museum of Iran

The National Museum of Iran

The National Museum of Iran

In the collection of the National Museum of Iran, as the largest, most important and oldest museum in the country, the most archaeological findings from scientific excavations from the Paleolithic to Islamic period are displayed in the form of two museums "Ancient Iran" and "Archeology and Islamic Art of Iran". The National Museum of Iran was opened in 1316 in the first building of the country's museums. The building was designed by Andre Godard, a French architect, inspired by the Kasra arch, and was designed by two Iranian architects, Abbas Ali Memar and Professor Morad Tabrizi."Museum of Ancient Iran" includes two museums "Prehistory of Iran" with works from the Paleolithic period to the end of the fourth millennium BC (ie from the earliest period to the invention of writing) and the "Museum of Historical period" with works from the late fourth millennium BC (ie the beginning) The use of writing) has been exhibited until the end of the Sassanid era.

The Museum of Archeology and Islamic Art of Iran was built on the basis of a plan inspired by the Sassanid palace of Bishabour, in the form of an octagonal cross, with an area of about 4,000 square meters and three floors. This building was equipped to establish the Museum of Archeology and Islamic Art of Iran and was inaugurated in 1996.

The ground floor of this building is dedicated to the meeting hall and the temporary exhibition hall. The works of the Museum of Archeology and Islamic Art of Iran are arranged in the first and second floors according to the historical schedule. The visit begins on the second floor and ends on the first floor. The current museum consists of 6 halls on two floors: the second floor includes the halls of early Islam, Seljuk and Ilkhanid, and the first floor includes the halls of the Quran, Timurids, Safavids, Afshar, Zand and Qajar.

Most of the objects in this museum are selected works from scientific excavations or prestigious collections such as Astan Sheikh Safiuddin Ardabili.

Name The National Museum of Iran
State Tehran
City Tehran
Neighbourhood 30 Tir
Emailinfo@irannationalmuseum.ir
Websitehttps://irannationalmuseum.ir/
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