Preservation of Bibi Shahrbanoo Mountain, Seljukid Citadel and Parthian
Rashkan Fortress was placed high on the agenda of the cultural heritage
and tourism working group of Tehran Governor General's Office, ILNA
Addressing the working group's third session, deputy head of Iran
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization for preservation and
restoration affairs, Qadir Afroond, said, "The three monuments have
been damaged due to the presence of cement factories in Rey, south of
Tehran. Immediate action is required to tackle the awkward situation,
before it leads to the destruction of the historic region."
Afroond noted that the Seljukid Citadel and the Parthian Rashkan Fort
used to be the seat of government during the Daylamid dymasty, adding
"the historic relics are counted as highly valuable monuments of
the Islamic era in Tehran."
He recalled that the Rey region rose to fame during 1934-36, thanks
to extensive studies by American archeologist, Schmitt, in the area.
However, with Schmitt's death, his reports on Rey remained unpublished