and cultural studies on historic monuments in Tafresh, Markazi
province, will begin soon.
Preliminary information provided by archeologists show that
Tafresh dates back to the period of the Median dynasty.
The city is situated to the north of Arak and ranks second after
Saveh in terms of historical monuments, director-general of
provincial Tourism and Cultural Heritage Department said.
"Many cultural and historic monuments from the Sasanid era
to Islamic period, including the Safavid, Zandieh and Qajar are
still located in Tafresh," added Mohammad Hosseini.
asserted that Markazi Tourism and Cultural Heritage Department
intends to draw up a cultural and historical ID for the
province's historic monuments and provide researchers with a
more precise account of the era to which the monuments belonged.
"The research will also determine the era the Zoroastrian
clerics of Tafresh belonged to," he noted.