Iran is a very old country. Some historical theories claim that modern primary human civilization was formed in Iran. The National Museum of Iran narrates everything on this land from ancient Iran to the Islamic era. The national museum of Iran is one of the wealthy treasure of historic and pre-historic Iranian artifacts that is located in Tehran. This museum is eighty years old and is known as the mother of museums in Iran. The national museum of Iran is the largest and the only archaeological museum in Iran and it is one of the most prestigious museums in the world in terms of size and variety. It can be said that this museum is one of the most important museums in the world.
Along with the first archaeological excavation in Susa by French scientists in 1897, Iranian accentuated the importance of historical artifacts and places. The process of the building the museum was entrusted to the French in 1929, who had monopolies advantage in the archaeological activity. Andre Godard was a French architect who was commissioned by the government to design the building of a museum, he was inspired by Taq Kasra (an old palace belongs to the Susiana Empire that is located in Iraq) in designing the building of national museum of Iran. There were some interruptions in the process of completing the project, but eventually, part of ancient Iran in 1936 and the part of Islam’s history in 1996 were put into operation. The national of Iran museum covers an area of about two thousand square meters, it has almost three thousand historical artifacts.
When you get into the museum, the first things you see are some of the early tools was used by early humans, such as sharp stone tools used for hunting. This part of the museum has many antiquities. The appearance of these objects may not appeal to you, but please be patient, there are some texts next to each of the objects that introduce it and describe the features and archaism or of the ancient artifacts. Reading these texts can certainly motivate your sense of interest in history.
As you moving ahead along the path of history more advanced objects are displayed. It is as if we are watching the process of completing human civilization objectively. These necessary objects for life to last have become gradually masterpiece artworks. The statue and bas-reliefs all have artistic aspects.
The National Museum of Iran is located in an area of Tehran that has a historical and traditional texture. In fact, the streets leading to the museum are all somehow public museums. The museum brings a new experience to visitors. It drowns you in the depths of history as if you once lived there. But in my opinion, the deepest sensation that the National Museum of Iran creates in the visitors is something else, in fact, the museum represents a form of human life that is unstable and forces one to think about existence and life. So if you look at historical events as a lesson to mankind, we can conclude that the National Museum of Iran is perfect to explore. Enjoy it.