& CULTURAL NEWS©
and Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great Not Expected to be Submerged!
- Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) announced on
Tuesday that once Sivand Dam is filled with water, part of Tanghe-Bolaghi
containing historical relics of various eras will be submerged, except Pasargadae
and the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great.
The report released by ICHTO Public Relations Department on Wednesday
said that Sivand Dam is currently under construction at Tanghe-Bolaghi 95
kms to the north of Shiraz, 70 kms from Persepolis and 17 kms from Pasargadae.
release of such a news is alarming, as no archaeologist has so far been
concern with the submersion of the Pasargadae or mausoleum of Cyrus the Great.
perimeters of the future artificial lake behind the dam at its largest
reach is 7 kilometres from Pasargadae site and 9 kilometres from the mausoleum
which is situated 45 meter above the water level after the inundation of
It seems this is a 'negative-rumor' propagated
by the government, to divert attentions from the main threat to Pasargadae
and the mausoleum, which is the humidity, produced by the artificial lake
behind the dam, which despite CAIS previous warnings, it is totally
ignored by the experts and the concerned public.