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Experts to create 3D Bam Citadel
expert team of the National Information Institute
of Japan will arrive in Bam city, Iran, on 21
September to provide a 3 dimensional plan of the
world famous adobe structure of Bam Citadel.
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization of
Iran, and the University of Tehran will cooperate
with the Japanese team in providing the 3
dimensional plan of Bam Citadel.
The 3D plan of Bam Citadel is being provided to
increase the accuracy of the renovation and
salvation activities of the citadel.
“Professor Ono, from the National Information
Institute of Japan, will come to Bam to visit the
Citadel this Wednesday to provide a 3 dimensional
plan of it. Tehran University, and Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Organization of Iran will
cooperate in providing the plan which will help in
the accuracy of Bam Citadel salvation project,”
says Eskandar Mokhtari, head of Bam Salvation
After the devastating earth quake that hit the
city of Bam 2 years ago, Japan has made lots of
efforts for the renovation of this historical
site, including a grant of112 million Japanese
yens for Bam Salvation.
Bam Citadel was on of the largest adobe structures
in the world and one of the most beautiful
historical sites in Iran, which dates back to 2000
years ago. Unfortunately, more than 80 percent of
Bam Citadel collapsed by the earthquake that
brought the city to ruins, leaving tens of
thousands dead and homeless.
The inscription of the Bam Citadel on the World
Heritage list at the 28th session of the
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in China was a
giant step towards renovating this historical