TEHERAN – Three museums with elements and objects from the Iran-Iraq war 1980-1988, which the Islamic Republic calls the “Holy Defense”, will be open to the public until the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2022) made. .
“There are currently 24 museums in operation across the country dedicated to sacred defense, and by the end of the year there will be 27,” Mehr quoted Deputy Tourism Minister Ali Darabi on Friday.
For those who wish to visit an epitome of front lines outside the former battlefields, Iran encompasses several destinations. The most famous in Tehran are the Sacred Defense Museum, the Tehran Peace Museum and Behesht-e Zahra – a cemetery where many of the martyrs are buried. The Sacred Defense Museum on an epic scale offers something different in modern Iranian history, where you can immerse yourself in wreckage of missiles, tanks, rifles, ships, mortars, radars, air defense systems, grounded jets, military equipment, and artillery pieces, among other things.
The Sacred Defense Museum is equipped with a state-of-the-art visual system including projections and video walls, while audio recordings relevant to each era add to its charm. The complex has extensive garden areas, water games and play areas for children. Outside, a patchwork quilt of domestically made weapons such as missiles, tanks, and artillery pieces is on display. There are currently about 15 sacred defense-related museums active across the country.
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the attack almost 19 months after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, setting the stage for an eight-year war. It ended in August 1988 and the United Nations declared Saddam to be the initiator of the conflict.