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Arts & Literature, Middle East

24.06.2013

Golestan Palace, belonging to the oldest buildings in Tehran, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said today.

The palace is a masterpiece of the art of the Qajar period. It embodies the successful integration of craft and architectural traditions of early Persian period and western influence.

The Qajar family came to power in 1779. It transferred the capital of Iran to Tehran and placed the government in a walled palace.