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Iran Baastan Museum

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The National Museum of Iran is the combination of two museums, the Ancient Museum of Iran (inaugurated in 1937), and the National Arts Museum (inaugurated in 1972).First Building consists of three halls. The three halls contain artifacts from the lower, middle, and upper Paleolithic, as well as the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, early and late Bronze Age, and Iron Ages I-III, through the Median, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sassanid periods.The oldest artifact in the museum are from Kashafrud, Darband and Ganj Par, sites that date back to the Lower Paleolithic period. Mousterian stone tools made by Neanderthals are also on display in the first hall. The most important Upper Paleolithic tools are from the Yafteh Cave, dating back approximately 30,000-35,000 years. There are also 9,000 year old human and animal figurines from Teppe Sarab in Kermanshah Province among the many other ancient artifacts.The post-Islamic part of the museum was inaugurated in 1996 and consists of three floors. It contains various pieces of pottery, textiles, texts, artworks, astrolabes, and adobe calligraphy from Iran's 1,400-year Islamic history.

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Darius Statue in (Iran Bastan) Ancient Iran Museum. The museum is comprised of two Buildings: pre-Islamic period & post-Islam period. The building was completed  in 1937 during Pahlavi II reign. All the objects here have been arranged chronologically.
Iran Baastan National Museum /Tehran. The oldest objects on display date back to prehistoric eras. There is a three dimensional map at the entrance of the first Building on which one can see all parts of historical Iran.
On a hot summer day, water fountains play vigorously inside a round pool in Moallem Park of Tehran. The building of the Ancient Iran Museum in the background is only one of many attractions in this historical part of Tehran. June, 2010.
Prehistoric clay statues of animals dating back to 8000 BC found in Ganjdareh Kermanshah, on display in Iran Baastan museum of Tehran. These simple statues made of clay and earliest samples of pottery shed a light on human history.
Prehistoric, primitive Tools made of Bones found in Abdolhossein near Hamedan date back to 7000 BC, on display at Iran Baastan museum of Tehran. These items give us clue about lifestyle and technology  of the Ancient Iran.
Prehistoric primitive stone tool flat on both sides dating back to 8000 BC found in Ganjdareh Kermanshah, on display in Iran Baastan museum of Tehran. This item could have been used for different purposes.
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