studies in Mazandaran Province indicate that
several historical cemeteries,
villages, and Imamzadehs will be devoured by the
reservoir of the Alborz Dam when it is filled with
water next year, archaeologist Mehdi Abedini
announced on Saturday.
who is the head of the team of archaeologists currently working at the
historical site of Lafor in Savadkuh, Mazandaran Province, added that the
sites include six historical cemeteries, nine villages, and several
Imamzadehs, which are tombs of descendents of the Imams.
Laforak Cemetery is a unique one dating back to the Iron Age, and Aheh and
Espo Kola cemeteries belong to the early Islamic eras. The villages of
Laforak, Geshnian, Haji Kola, Chak Sara, Chasht Khoran, Mir Kola, and
Galesh Kola will also be submerged,” he stated.
to Abedini, an irreplaceable part of the ancient culture of Mazandaran
Province will vanish forever due to the construction of the dam.