Tour leaders’ Association of Iran is planning to hold a tour for a
team of world dam experts to Fars province to visit the Sivand Dam
and Pasargadae cultural heritage site presumably in November.
“Not only Iranians but all of those interested in cultural
heritage around the world are somehow concerned about the building
of Sivand Dam, few kilometers from Bolaghi Gorge and the historical
site of Pasargadae,” Ebrahim Pourfaraj, director of Iran’s
Tourleaders’ Association, told CHN, adding that the tour is an
initiative to provide people with a realistic picture of the
According to Pourfaraj, the Tourleaders’ Association of Iran is
determined to reach an agreement with some of the managers of tour
agencies and the head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization of Iran to use the opportunity and hold some tours for
the dam experts of the other countries to visit Sivand Dam before
its flooding, “to survey the coexistence of the two new and
ancient phenomena alongside each other,” he concluded.
Following the news of Sivand Dam in Bolaghi Gorge, Fars province,
being inundated in the near future, a false rumor spread around the
world of Pasargadae site being in serious danger of being drowned
and destructed. Today, experts believe that the only threat of the
dam to Pasargadae is changes in humidity level, which is planned to
be controlled by determining a justified water level for the dam.
However, since Bolaghi Gorge site is to be drowned, experts started
archaeological excavations there some time ago under a comprehensive
salvation project in which archaeologists from all around the world
take part. The project has led to invaluable discoveries so far, and
work is continued there for some more months.