expert of the International Department of Iran’s
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO)
said on Saturday that he believes Soltanieh will
definitely be added to the list based on reports
about it submitted by experts of the International
Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Vatandust added that UNESCO Deputy Director
General for Culture Muniro Bushnakito, who visited
Iran in February, is confident that Soltanieh will
be registered on the UNESCO list.
Soltanieh Dome is the tallest brick edifice in the
Islamic world and is a stunning example of the art
and culture of Iran. The mausoleum of Sultan
Mohammad Khodabandeh Oljeitu, known as the
Soltanieh Dome, is located in the southeastern
section of the city of Soltanieh, which is near
Zanjan in northwestern Iran.
Iranian and foreign experts are optimistic about
the registration of Soltanieh on the UNESCO list,
they also believe that Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan
Square will probably be added to the UNESCO List
of World Heritage in Danger, since the calls for
modification of the controversial Jahan-Nama Tower
by Islamic regime's revolutionary guards, which is
located west of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, have been
ambassador and permanent delegate of the Islamic
Republic Iran to UNESCO, Ahmad Jalali, stated that
the committee has announced that it is prepared to
make its final decision about the square.
last chance to modify the Jahan-Nama Tower is
approaching, and Iran has not taken any serious
steps, he added.
this years’ committee, reports on the current
status of world heritage at risk such as Buddha
statues in Afghanistan and the Bam Cultural
Landscape of Iran, which both were registered on
the World Heritage List and the List of World
Heritage in Danger, will also be reviewed.