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Babak Citadel Undergoes Emergency Restoration Works

 

News Category: Post-Sasanian

 04 December 2003

 

 

Babak_(Jomhoor)_Castle_ KalibarThe emergency restoration and fortification of the Babak citadel were completed after more than eight months. The citadel, the stronghold of the Persian freedom fighter Babak Khorramdin, sits atop a 2300 meter mountain near Kaleibar in the East Azarbaijan province.

An official with the local cultural heritage department said the restoration and fortification of the citadel were meant to preserve the historical castle, an important venue of historical events.

"The project started early this year and included checking all citadel walls and rebuilding them as well as applying mortar to them," Firouz Birounara said.

The Babak citadel is a unique historical monument of the province which was the scene of long resistance against the Arab invasion. Built during the reign of the Parthian dynasty and modified under Sasanian empire, the citadel is located 16 km southwest of Kaleibar.

 

 

 

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