exhibition, which opened at Bochum’s German
Mining Museum on November 27, 2003, focused on the
development of metalwork and mining, the grandeur
of Iranian art, and Iran’s influence on world
civilization, the curator of the National Museum
of Iran said on Friday.
items included relics dating back from the fifth
millennium BC to the early Islamic era. The relics
were donated by the National Museum of Iran, the
Reza Abbasi Museum, and several other museums in
the cities of Kerman, Kashan, Qom, Kermanshah, as
well as Iran’s Geology Organization and the
University of Tehran’s Archaeology Institute,”
Mohammadreza Kargar added.
stated that the relics will be transferred to the
National Museum and returned to the museums that
loaned them out.
is home to industrial establishments including
steelworks, foundries, and plants manufacturing
chemicals, heavy machinery, railroad equipment,
and textiles. Chartered in the early 14th century,
the city became an important coal-mining and
steel-producing center in the 19th century.