The restoration of the historical Bam
citadel, reduced to rubble in the recent quake in the
Kerman province, the first steps will include an
analysis, an exact assessment of the destruction,
documentation and a projection of the necessary
facilities and budget, announced head of the citadel
Talebian, also head of Chogha Zanbil project and the
Parse-Pasargad foundation, was recently appointed as the
head of the restoration research project of the Bam
Citadel, following the injury of the head of the
research center of Bam Afshin Ebrahimi in Friday’s
He said that right now, a committee comprising various
experts has been set up in the Cultural Heritage
Organization, adding that next week a team of experts in
areas of architecture, restoration, documentation and
archeology would be sent to the area to start the
analysis work and setting up of the restoration center.
The analysis will take as long as two months, with both
Iranian and foreign experts taking part in the project.
According to Talebian, many countries such as Italy, the
United States, Japan, and international organizations
such as UNESCO have announced their readiness to take
part in the restoration project; the ICHO committee and
UNESCO will be supervising the work of these various
groups in the project.
The Bam Citadel, the largest adobe complex in the world,
was 80% ruined in the earthquake that hit the area last
Friday. The complex dated back to more than 2000 years
ago and contained all elements of a city.