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UNESCO lists “Chogan” as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage

Posted on Dec, 18, 2017
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UNESCO has recognized the team sport of polo (known as ‘chogan’ in Persian), played on horseback, as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage during a session held in South Korea on December 7.

After three years of extensive efforts, international negotiations, and close cooperation between Iran’s sports ministry and Cultural Heritage Organization, the team sport of polo has been added as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage to UNESCO list during the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, taking place from December 4 to December 8 in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

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