Tehran (IP) - The Director General of Registration and Preservation of Spiritual and Natural Heritage Office of the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicraft reported that Iran was ranked 6th in UNESCO's registry of intangible heritage.

Iran PressIran News:  The 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage began on November 28 in Rabat of Morocco and wrapped up on December 3. 

In this edition of the committee, Iran presented 6 intangible cultural heritages common with other countries, four of which are registered globally; building and playing lute common with Syria, Yalda Night common with Afghanistan, Turkmen Needlework common with Turkmenistan, and silkworm breeding and traditional silk production common with Afghanistan. 

Mostafa Pourali said that with Iran's 21st intangible cultural heritage being registered in the UNESCO World List, Iran promoted one stage and was ranked sixth among the countries with registered heritage in this list.

Iran and Croatia each have registered 21 works of intangible cultural heritage in the world list and are jointly in sixth place.


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