National Museum of Iran, dating back to over 80 years ago is located in Tehran. It is not only the largest archeology museum in Iran but also for its size, quality and variety is among the biggest in the world. The museum consists of two sections; Museum of ancient Iran which inaugurated in 1937 and museum of post-Islamic Era which inaugurated in 1972.
The Construction of the brick building of the museum was influenced by Eyvan-e-Kasra at Ctesiphon- once the capital of Sassanid Dynasty and was designed by Andre Godard, the French architect.
Artifacts, monuments and fossils are exhibited in the museum of anient Iran in three halls, dating back to Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age and Age of Iron through to Median, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanid Eras. In the post-Islamic musem different poieces of pottery, textiles, artworks, astrilabes and calligraphy an be found on two floors.