Museum of Persian Gulf Maps opens in Hormuz Island

Bandar Abbas, April 29, IRNA – Museum of Persian Gulf Maps was inaugurated in Hormuz Island in a ceremony attended by Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati concurrent with National Persian Gulf Day (April 29).

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Jannati said that the museum will display credited historic maps of the Persian Gulf.

Historic maps drawn by Europeans from 500 years ago up to now are on show in the museum, he said, noting that the major international waterway has been named as Persian Gulf by all the maps.

The minister also said that Persian Gulf is a section of Iran’s civilizational identity and the historic maps reveal a great emperor with Persian Gulf as its part.

Some 32 historic maps featuring Persian Gulf from different eras are currently on public display in the museum.