are currently underway to restore a historic adobe fortification of the
Iranian central city of Yazd.
The castle is composed of a tower, moat, gate and a fortress which once
protected the city against invasion, said Mohsen Zakeri-Nia, a local
official with Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization.
Yazd is one of the few Iranian cities that still boast some of their
forts are still left standing.
"The last time operations were undertaken to restore the city's
fortifications was during the reign of Prince Mohammad which started in
1236 AH," Zakeri-Nia said.
The most ancient section of the fortification has four gates, later
increased to 15 when the last one was built around the city, he noted.
The city's fortifications boasted of 90 watchtowers and 20 control
During the revamp project, expert would try to reinforce the fort’s
foundation and annexes and to reconstruct the damaged sections of the
edifice, he concluded.