Holy Defense Museum

The National Museum of the Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense (Persian: موزه ملی انقلاب اسلامی و دفاع مقدس, Muze-ye Melli-e enghelab-e eslami ve defa'-e moghadas), located in Tehran on a landscaped site of 21 hectares, is one of the largest museums of Iran. It is dedicated to the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988),[1] the conflict known in Iran as "imposed war"[2] or mainly "Holy Defense".[3][4] The museum consists of different parts such as Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, flag tower, open area and lake, Parking, conference halls,[5] Khorramshahr Mosque, Library and Panorama museum.[6] The main building of museum consists of 8 halls;[7] each displays a specific concept of war [8] through many monitors, video projectors, hologram showcases and some other modern technologies.[9]

National Museum of the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense
موزه ملی انقلاب اسلامی و دفاع مقدس
Muze-ye Melli-e enghelab-e islami ve defa'-e moghadas
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Holy Defense Museum
LocationSarv Street, Haqani Highway, Vanak, Tehran, Iran
Coordinates35°45′11″N 51°25′31″E / 35.75306°N 51.42528°E / 35.75306; 51.42528
TypeMilitary museum
DirectorAli Asghar Jafari
ArchitectZhila Norouzi
OwnerMunicipality of Tehran


  1. ^ "Tehran museum lionises war in which Iran took on 'world'". Express Tribune. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "War museum embodies Iran's search for meaning in Iran-Iraq war". En.rfi.fr. 20 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Inside Iran's museum to its wartime past". Edition.cnn.com. 7 September 2016.
  4. ^ "باغ موزه دفاع مقدس کجاست؟". Irna.ir.
  5. ^ "جاذبه های گردشگری تهران". Sfarme.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "History". Holy Defense Museum. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Garden of the Holy Defense Museum". Kanoon.net. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Holy Defense Museum in Tehran". Toursiniran.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Sacred Defense Museum, permanent museum of Sacrifice and Resisitance". Kojaro.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Vanzan, Anna (2020). "The Holy Defense Museum in Tehran, or How to Aestheticize War". Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. 13 (1): 63–77. doi:10.1163/18739865-01301004.

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