historical map of north Khuzestan is currently
being compiled, announced the director of
Choghazanbil Protection and Renovation Project.
Mehdi Madahi told IRNA on Saturday that
civilizations pertaining to each historical region
will be identified once archeological studies are
He noted that the project to prepare the map has
made 40 percent progress and studies on mounds
located in west Karkheh, Dasht Shoushan and
Choghazanbil are complete.
“Protection and restoration of Choghazanbil
began in 2000 in collaboration with UNESCO and
nine groups of archeologists,“ Madahi added.
He pointed out that teams specializing in
restoration works, architecture, documentary,
materials, geology, computer, executive and
development are involved in drawing up the map.
The official declined to comment on the financial
assistance rendered by UNESCO but pointed out that
the funds were made available over a six-year
The Ziggurat of Choghazanbil is one of the most
important historical monuments of the world.
Choghazanbil Ziggurat was located in Mesopotamia
and dates back to 3,200 years ago.