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teams of Italian archaeologists and restoration
experts under the supervision of Giuseppe Proietti,
head of the research, innovation, and organization
department of Minstero per i Beni e le Attivita
Culturali will do research and excavations in the
tower one of the Bam Citadel.
After the inscription of Bam Citadel on the World
Heritage List of UNESCO, this historical site
attracted the world attention to itself and a lot
of efforts both technically and financially have
been made so far for restoration and salvation of
this unique adobe monument in the world, 80% of
which was destroyed in the earth quake that hit
the area in 2003.
“The first group of the Italian teams under the
supervision of Giuseppe Proietti arrived in Iran
this week. The team consists of four persons, who
have provided several plans from the first tower
of Bam Citadel with laser scanning instruments to
study the structure and design of this tower,”
says Eskandar Mokhtari, head of Bam Salvation
According to Mokhtari, this group leaves Iran
today and on 26 of September, another team of
Italian archaeologists will arrive in Bam for
stratigraphy of the tower, which will last a week.
After the initial studies the third team will
start the restoration according to the provided
plans and previous excavations.
In the 29th session of UNESCO World Heritage
committee which was held in Durban in South
Africa, UNESCO praised the so-far attempts of
Iranian officials and countries helping in the
project including Japan and Italy.
The earthen city of Bam is one for the most
important historical and cultural cities in the
world which dates back to 2000 years ago.