natinal museum or old persia museum of tehran is as the peak of a nation's museums as it holds many old national objects of a country as it's past culture informer.anyhow,after visiting the glass and ceramic museum(1bout 10 min far of national museum walking) , i went to national museum with my heart beating to see whatever i wished to see before. at yhe entrance you should deliver your bag and additional objects,but camera or mobiles are allowed. unfortunately there was any informing papers at the entrance because for some architectural repairs,the publishing part for informing papers was closed.there were many many things there like those brilliantly creative clay or glass handmade objects of 500-600 years ago,to paleolithic found teeth of a human being at that time.also,many things from the great achaeomanid dynasty,some decorated coffins from many years before entrance of islam in iran,many stony handmade jewelrys of milleniums b.c, and the salt man!!!! the salt man was unbelievably great!!! salt man is the remainings of the body of a man in about 1700 years ago found in zanjan province in north west of iran,one of which is hold here in national museum and some( 4-5) more complete ones found there are holding in museum in zanjan as well. you can see the head of salt man with earings and parts of cloth,his leg in leather boot,his nut,and some other things.as archaeologists have found , from his belongings,he was a man of royalty about 1700 years befroe who had fallen in a salt mine in zanjan suddenly and so buried there,so for the preserving character of salt,some parts of his body has remained in a good position.it was breathtaking , as i wished to be buried in salt mine to be preserved:) !!! anyhow,the museum has many many great things to see and be shocked from the artistry and creativity of people at those days.
1-i suggest for tourists to have a leader or a book at least ro give some info to them.
2- photography is allowed only WITHOUT any flash/talking with phone is NOT allowed IN the museum.
3- if like payinf attention to details,it can even take you 3 hours or a little more to see,as it was for me!!!
4- a shop for buying cd or books is available at the far end of museum's yard.
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