intends to urge international experts to help prevent historical
sites located in Balaghi Gorge near Pasargadae from sinking
The 18-km-long gorge is situated 4 km down the world heritage
site of Pasargadae, part of the Achaemenids’ capital city. Now
plans to build a dam pose a formidable threat for the whole
“Since the project is overwhelmingly vast, we intent to issue
an international plea for experts to help us. We expect all
academic institutes in the world to welcome the recall,” said
Mohammad Hassan Talebian, head of the project.
Right now a group of Iranian experts are drawing up a salvage
plan for the historical sites near Pasargadae and it is expected
that they finish their plans in a couple of weeks. Iranian
utility officials have announced plans to build a dam in the
area, south of Iran that would inundate the gorge and its
surrounding areas, all rich in unearthed artifacts.