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Sasanid Monuments To Be Registered
(CAIS) -- Director of Sasanid Studies Base of
Kermanshah Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department said 500 historical
monuments dating back to Sasanid era and located between the cities of Islamabad
Gharb and Qasr-e Shirin (Kōšk-e
) would be added to the cultural
heritage list next year, IRNA reported.
Yousef Moradi added there are over 1,000 archeological monuments in the area, 90
percent of which have remained unidentified due to the 1980-88 war and its
He noted that totally 23 historical sites including 17 in Sar-e Pol-e Zahab ,
four in Qasr-e Shirin and two in Gilan Gharb have been registered.
A large historical museum is to be constructed in Qasr-e Shirin during the
fourth development plan (2005-2010).
“Local people are largely aware of the significance of preserving cultural
heritage sites; Still, executive state bodies have failed to give these places
the attention they deserve,“ he mentioned.
The border city of Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah province boasts of over 5,000
years of history.
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