Italy (IP) - The Islamic Republic of Iran participates in the 25th edition of the Mediterranean Archeology Tourism Exhibition in the Paestum historical region, south of Italy.

Iran PressEurope: There are 140 booths from 20 countries participating in the event along with a large number of archaeological tourism activists, 120 journalists, and more than 500 experts.

The Iranian archeologist and researcher Emad Matin told Iran Press on the sidelines of the exhibition that Iran's booth was welcomed. Matin said that in the Iran booth, visitors are offered books, posters, and various brochures about Iran's tourism and ancient heritage.

Still, the Italian archeologist and professor of Bologna University Pierfrancesco Callieri told Iran Press that the Mediterranean Archeology Tourism Exhibition is one of the one of the most important archeology events in Europe. 

"Iran's presence in the Italian archaeological tourism exhibition is very important, and Italians can get to know Iran's rich and brilliant history and culture better by visiting Iran's booth," he said.

Set up with the cooperation of UNESCO, the International Tourism Organization, and the Italian Tourism and Culture Ministries, the exhibition is underway until November 6. 

Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. 

Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of Paestum, which is part of the comune of Capaccio Paestum in the Province of Salerno in the region of Campania, Italy.


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