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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS©

 

Pasargadae's Most Famous Relic Finds Shelter in Museum

 

16 October 2005

 

 

(CHN) – The winged figure, one of the most significant symbols of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae will finally be taken to a museum to be prevented from further damages of the climatic damages.

The relief is located in the perimeters of the main Cyrus the Great palace in Pasargadae. The penetration of rain water into the stones and the humidity of the air have caused the erosion of the relief during the ages. The damages have gradually grown and according to experts, the relief has to be moved to a museum to be preserved against climatic damages and saved for generations to come.

“Recently, some activities have been undertaken to protect the item and if you compare the winged human current situation to that from pictures taken in 1963, you can see the improvement,” said Babak Kayyal, director of Pasargadae Research Center, adding, “However, experts believe that due to humidity damages, it would be better to move the item to a museum.”

According to him, although new restoration regulations indicate that items should not be moved from their original location, the condition and significance of the relief has brought experts to the conclusion of moving the item to a better place.