TEHRAN, May 29 (Mehr News Agency) -- The exhibition '10,000 Years of Iran's Culture and Civilization' opened at the National Museum of Iran (NMI) on May 28 in Tehran.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaii, (NMI) director Mohammadreza Kargar, and a group of ambassadors and cultural figures.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Kargar said that a collection of 150 historical artworks discovered during recent excavations have been put on display for the first time.
Kargar also gave a brief report on the National Museum's recent activities including its exhibits in Japan (Glory of Persia) and Mexico (Iran, a Symbol of Paradise). He announced that an exhibition of Safavid artworks will open at the Louvre in October 2007.
The banner of Shahdad and a golden tablet of Darius are among the pieces on display. The exhibit will continue for a month.
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