Persia is one of the oldest countries in the world, and one of the earliest civilizations in the history of art. The earliest Persian artworks include intricate ceramics from Susa and Persepolis (ca. 3500 BC), as well as a series of small bronze objects from mountainous Luristan (ca. 1200-750 BC), and a treasure trove of gold, silver, and ivory objects.

Ever since the Sialk Ziggurat was built around 3000 B.C., ever since the oldest settlements in Sialk dating back to 5500-6000 B.C. evolved, ever since the prodigious Achemenid architects carved the Achemenian reliefs at Persepolis, or the Safavides kings ordered the construction of their palaces in Isfahan, artistic creation has been inseparable from Iranian life.

When traveling in Iran you will have the chance of seeing the different types of Iranian Art in the Islamic Museum and Pre-Islamic Museum, with their magnificent collections of bronze, gold, and silver objects. You will see the magnificent palaces of the Safavids kings, and the Persian Carpets that are such an essential part of Persian art and culture.

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