of the historical-natural treasures of Bam city, which has
been registered in the World Heritage list, by one of the influential
residence of Bam which is connected to the ruling clerics
(in Iran known as Âqâ-zâdegân), has
attracted a large number of buyers to the area.
A large number of the axels and scaffolds in the vicinity
of the world-registered lands, have been plundered by the
buyers. Experts believe that government has the
responsibility to protect this historical area before the
Most of the buyers who headed to Bam to purchase the lands
are underprivileged people of Bam. They have detached the
axels, which were set for determine the vicinity of the
registered lands and asked the labors not to set them
again. The lands belong to one of the affluent and novo-rich
residents of the city, and the transaction of them is not
forbidden, but the buyers are not aware of the fact that
any construction in the lands is forbidden at all.
“Regarding the fact that the area is registered in World
Heritage List, any kind of construction in the vicinity is
illegal. Those who are selling the lands are abusing the
people’s unawareness. During the last two days some of
the poles, which were set to protect the historical site,
have been detached,” says Shahryar Adl, an expert in
Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization.
The cheap price of the lands has caused a situation and a
lot of people have applied for buying them so far.
According to Adl, the Bam Salvation Project group
accidentally became aware of the selling of the lands.
Experts believe that if nothing is done in this respect
legally, the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
and the municipality of Bam city will face a lot of
requests for construction in the area and this historical
site will be under threat.
The historical – Natural fault of Bam is registered in
the World Heritage List. There are some chains of the
unknown historical civilizations of the South eastern of
Iran next to Bam Citadel. The main part of the east of Bam
city belongs to Gheshmi, who is selling the lands. These
areas were determined to become green belt.
The city of Bam is well-known by the historical citadel of
Arg-e-Bam which is more than 2000- year-old, and was
destroyed on December 26, 2003 Bam earthquake.
is the largest earthen complex in the world. This
historical monument is located on an igneous hill, on the
verge of the Silk Road. It has an area of some 240,000