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to Become Persepolis Information Center
tent will be set up besides Persepolis as an
information center to familiarize the site
visitors with its history, architecture, and
archaeological remains before they set feet on the
ancient legacy of the Achaemenids.
Display of artifacts and a mock-up of the
structure and screening of films about Persepolis
to provide information on the architecture of the
complex are among programs foreseen for the
According to head of Parse-Pasargadae Research
Center, Mohammad Hasan Talebian, on the entrance
path to the world-famous palaces of Persepolis, a
giant tent will be set up to welcome visitors to
the site, providing them with utile information.
Since the information center falls within the
perimeters of Persepolis, and no construction is
permitted there under the regulations of the
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization,
Parse-Pasargadae decided to set it up in a giant
The display of artifacts and a mock-up of the
structure and screening of videos on it will help
inform tourists, making their visit to the site a
more influential one and as a result helping boost
the tourism of the historical site.
The news come denying a report by Guardian on
September 22, announcing falsely that the tents
once used by the late Pahlavi king of kings as a party
venue are going to be recreated and revived in
their original form.