In the Zardkouh, a 4,200m-high mountain range bordering the western flank of Iran's vast central deserts, hides one of the Islamic Republic's most unexpected geographical finds: On the edge of the hot desert is a series of sub-tropical glaciers.
Italian famous desert-trotter Max Calderan decided to come to Iran in 2017 and explore the road not taken by any human being in the history of the desert to cover on foot the central desert of Iran which stretches 400km north-south.
A fossil has been identified in Lut Desert in South Khorasan Province. Field surveys indicate that it is a nail of a dinosaur. The fossil was identified two months ago by geologists and mine explorers.
Abbas Sharifi has managed to turn a desert land in Saryazd Village in Mehriz, central province of Yazd, into a green garden. The 47-year-old entrepreneur has also created jobs for 50 people, Persian daily Iran wrote.
Two inspectors from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will visit Lut Desert today to find out if it meets UNESCO's criteria for registration on the World Heritage List, said Mohammad Hassan Talebian, the deputy head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.