LONDON, (CAIS) - Director
of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department in Ramhormoz,
Khuzestan province Fardin Bigdeli has said that a series
of explosions at a gypsum mine in the vicinity of the
Sasanian fortress of ’Da va Dokhtar’ has destroyed a
major part of the historical edifice.
He said that strong explosions which were set off by the
Plaster Company to exploit gypsum from the mine near
Ramhormoz have caused insecurity for inhabitants of the
city and destroyed a major part of the cultural heritage
of ’Dâ va Dokhtar’ (mother and daughter) Fortress.
Bigdeli said that provincial Cultural Heritage Department
has filed a complaint with the court of justice against
the Plaster Company, but, the explosions have not stopped
He said that ’Da va Dokhtar’ Fortress which dates back
to the Sasanid dynastic era was registered as a cultural heritage
site in 2000. It is 5 km north of Ramhormoz.
The official said that ’Da va Dokhtar’ Fortress had
two parts but one part was leveled to the ground. It also
He noted that the fortress was built to watch over
caravans carrying merchandize to Susa from Pasargadae. Palace guards in the area were stationed in the