Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
Iran and the UN's educational, scientific
and cultural organization UNESCO are set to kick off
their second round of cooperation in the Choqazanbil
ziggurat in southwestern Iran soon.
This comes three years after the start of the
cooperation as outlined in the first round deal.
A joint architectural project, Choqazanbil was subject
to wide ranging studies by domestic and foreign experts.
The Choqazanbil and Haft Tappeh national project
coordinator said the Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO)
has put forward a further three year plan for continued
cooperation with UNESCO which has indicated its
agreement in principle but is formally yet to announce
Mohammad Hassan Talebian noted the first phase saw
studies carried out on Choqazanbil proper but the second
phase is expected to include the entire Choqazanbil
historical area which covers its historical periods,
anthropology, geology, ecosystem and other environmental
factors relevant to the area.
"The scale of the Choqazanbil historical area will
be known once a comprehensive study of the area is
complete and its historical layers are discovered,"
Among features of the second phase of study is the
combination of the two Haft Tappeh and Choqazanbil
historical sites due to their vast similarities.
Choqazabil is inscribed on the UNESCO's world heritage
is the Light on the Path to Future"
British Institute of Persian Studies