studies on the defence structure of Ancient Rey, the old
watch tower and fortress were conducted to provide the
young generation with information about the history of Rey,
south of Tehran.
Fars news agency said that the second stage of restoring
the historical defensive buildings in Rey was also worked
Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO)
official in charge of rebuilding the defensive site of the
ancient city, Omid Ali Sadeqi said that a proposal has
been made to reconstruct Surena Spring (also known as
Cheshme Ali) whose diameter from east to west is 453
Sadeqi said that 40 meters of the defence walls have been
repaired in the vicinity of the historical spring of
Surena or Cheshme Ali.
He said that the defence site at Rey will be open to the
public after reconstruction works are completed.
The official hoped that necessary fund will be available
for acquisition of the buildings surrounding the defence
site and establishing traditional coffee shop, inn and
shops for selling handicrafts.
He said that Rey is reminiscent of the Achaemenid,
Parthian, Sasanid as well as the Islamic era. Agha-Mohammad
Khan Qajar selected Tehran as his capital and Rey is
currently part of Greater Tehran.