Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
Draw up Map of the Babak Citadel
the first time, a precise map of the Babak citadel is to
be produced by a team of experts carrying out research in
the historical site.
Efforts to draw up the map, the first of its kind, started
recently and once completed, it will greatly contribute to
the research underway in the citadel.
Head of the research team Ali Reza Pashai said the citadel
has not yet been fully explored and the usage of some of
its parts are yet to be known.
"Mapping the Babak citadel, drawing its precise plan
and producing its topography map are being carried out
using sophisticated technology. The Iranian army is
supposed to provide us with the aerial pictures of the
citadel which could be used to assess the changes made in
the citadel over the last couple of years," Pashai
Exploration and research in the site started in 1996.
Among works planned for this year are unearthing some
rooms and mending fences of the staircase leading to the
Located above the Jomhour mountain near Kaleibar in the
West Azarbaijan province, the citadel is believed by many
historian to have been the stronghold of Persian hero Babak Khorramdin,
who mounted a resistance campaign against the Arab
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