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Horse Museum opens in Tehran

Tehran, May 26, IRNA -- The first phase of Horse Museum is scheduled to open here Friday jointly by Iran's Equestrian Federation and Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

A report released by ICHTO media department here Wednesday said that the museum aims to protect Iran's equestrian culture and background.

Various equestrian devices such as ancient chariots of Qajar era, saddles, stirrups, toxidermized horse heads and objects decorated with images of horses such as the tin artifacts from Lorestan will be showcased at the museum.

According to the report, the monument housing the museum has been inspired by the architecture of Achaemenid era. It is a one-storey building with a vaulted ceiling and is located at Tehran Martyrs Equestrian Complex.

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