Iran to Register Traditional Medicine on UNESCO List

Iran to Register Traditional Medicine on UNESCO List
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran offered ‘Traditional Persian Medicine’ to be registered on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


The file is to be reviewed at the eighth session of the committee's meeting which will take place in the Azerbaijan's capital city, Baku, from December 2 to 8, 2013.

The organization's secretariat processed 61 files submitted by the different counties for the 2013 cycle.

Iranian ritual of carpet washing (Qalishuyi) held in Mashhad Ardehal was also registered on the UNESCO's list during last year's session, press tv reported.

The Iranian ritual, held every second Friday of autumn by local men, is said to commemorate the passing away of a descendant of Shiite Imam Mohammad Baqir (PBUH) named Imamzadeh Soltan Ali. The ritual takes place at his shrine in Mashhad Ardehal.

Iran's Friday Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh), located in the historical city of Isfahan, and Gonbad-e Qabus tower, situated in the city with the same name, were also inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list.



Nov 2, 2013 16:39
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