restoration of the fortress of Hassan Sabbah, the lord of
Alamut, will probably take 10 years to finish, head of the
site’s explorations team said.
Two thousand square meters of the ten thousand square
meter fortress, considered the largest and most important
fortress of the Ismailids, which withstood the Seljuks for
170 years, have so far been restored.
According to head of the restoration team, Hamideh Choubak,
during the past three years the floors, remaining walls,
towers, and decorations of two thousand sq. meters of the
site have been restored and preserved. Another activity
has been the registration and maintenance of items and
structures discovered in the area during four seasons of
The repair works of the main tower of the Alamut Fortress,
called also the Eagle Nest, will soon start, probably
taking two months to complete.