teak wood will be used to cover the ancient monuments of
Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) to prevent the erosion of
stones by visitors walking on them.
Architect Hassan Rahsaz told ISNA that the studies on
protecting the cultural heritage site from erosion began
in 1986 and the project was taken up in 2004-2005.
The stairways and gates of Persepolis are being covered by
Indian solid teak wood to preserve them from erosion and
Some 125,000 square meters of the surface on path used by
visitors to Takht-e Jamshid will be covered with wood, he
Asked about the restoration of Faratadara temple at
Persepolis, the architect said that repair of the temple
which is located 350 meters northwestern of Parse began
one and a half years ago and about 1,600 square meters of
the temple has been restored so far. Executive works will
continue until the beginning of the rainy season.
Part of a marble statue was unearthed from the temple in
2000 and another section was discovered this year.