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Site to Turn into an Open-air Museum
The archaeological site of Daqyanus, one of the
most populated Iranian Islamic city of the Seljuk times, will be
turned into the country’s largest open-air museum, in a bid to
preserve and showcase its glory.
Director of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of
Kerman province, Fakour Pas, believes that due to the importance
of the city as one of the major cities of the Islamic era and
the discovery of numerous architectural and historical remains
in the area, the setting up of the museum will be of value.
Open-air museums are set up in valuable historical sites,
showcasing remains from the past and historical items where they
were discovered under glass protection, therefore enabling the
public to know their heritage in their context.
Right now, several open-air museums are under construction in
different archaeological sites in Iran, including that of Siyalk
in Kashan, and Talesh in Gilan.
The museum of Daqyanus, the construction of which will start in
two years time, aims at the same introductory matter, plus the
provision of conditions for the proper preservation of the site,
explains Fakur Pas.
Daqyanus city, in the central area of Kerman, has been the
center of business and economic interactions with eastern
countries during the Seljuk times, and even Marco Polo has
mentioned it in his itinerary as a glorious city.
It is 12 square kilometres vast, encompassing various workshops,
industrial, graveyard, and residential sectors. So far, some
passages and areas of the site have been unearthed in the
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