has learnt that a new dam is under construction by
the government President Mohammd Khatami, only 9 kilometers away from
the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great. The site is also 4 kilometers
from the city of Pasargad (Pasargadae), the first capital of
the Achaemenid Persian Empire and about 50 kilometers from
Persepolis, built by Darius the Great.
to the source who wished to remain anonymous for
his safety, the construction of the new dam was
planned in 1988, and was sanctioned by the Islamic
premier Mir Hoseein Mousavi and endorsed by
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenin, the founder of the Islamic
first phase of construction has already
been completed, without public knowledge.
to the report, one of the geologists hired by the
construction company, had warned there will be a
threat to Pasargad and the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great,
once the dam becomes operational in less than
three years time. The geologist claims the regime
and company are aware of the threat, as he already
had warned them. He was advised to
keep his silence.