year’s celebration in
Babak, north west of Iran, is going to be
accompanied by expert guides from Iran Cultural
Heritage and Tourism organization.
Babak Fort which is located in Bez Mountain was
the refuge and the campsite where the Persian
warrior and liberator Babak Khorramdin and his
followers began their resistance movement against
Mo-tasem, the Abbasid caliph in 8th and 9th
century. They were then called “the rebellions
of Sorkh-Jamegan (red wears).
People will gather in the fort on 9th of July each
year to celebrate Iranian resistance and the
Iranian cultural heritage and tourism organization
have decided to add a cultural aspect to this
gathering by sending a group of archeologists for
introducing the place to visitors.
“The experts and archeologists’ activities
will be cultural and include providing information
on the Keleybar region, history of civilization in
the region and the construction of Babak fort.
Also, a report on the 3-stage restoration plan of
the fort that has been accomplished last year will
be given to the visitors. A traditional Azari live
music is another part of the program” indicated
Sadadi, the expert of public affairs of cultural
He added “the organization interest in the issue
is only due to its cultural context and touristy
There are several approaches to Babak and his
uprising, which leaded to his martyrdom and the
failure of the movement; Iranians consider him as
a national hero; some believe he can be praised as
an Azari hero (a hero of a local ethnic group)
despite the fact that he was a Persian.