National Tehran museum

Iran’s largest museum of history and archeology, the National Museum of Iran houses one of the greatest collections of ancient and post-Islamic artifacts in the world. The building complex itself is more than 70 years old, and it’s not only Iran’s largest museum of history and archeology, but it also ranks as one of the few prestigious museums of the world in regard to grand volume, diversity and quality of its huge monuments.

Contains  some of the most precious and significant artefacts from ancient Persia (dating back to 5000BC) and post-Islamic Persia (800AD). The must sees are the Salt Man, a prince who was naturally mummified in a salt mine for 2000 years. His clothes and jewels are still intact. Furthermore, there are statues of Parthian kings and there are many examples of Persian columns and structures. The building itself is a masterpiece from 1930s Iran.  This is why the National Museum of Iran is one of the most popular Tehran tourist attractions.

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