The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian experts are compiling information on ancient sites adjacent to Persepolis in order to attach the dossier to the Persepolis document, which was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979, the Persian service of CHN reported on Monday.
are gathering information on Naqsh-e Rajab, Naqsh-e Rustam, Mount Rahmat, the Sasanid
city of Estakhr, and several other ancient sites near Persepolis, Parseh and
Pasargadae Research Foundation director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian said.
sites like Naqsh-e Rajab and Naqsh-e Rustam, which are very close to Persepolis,
have been ignored in the document recognizing Persepolis on UNESCO’s World
Heritage List,” he added.
plan for registration of the two sites had been discussed before, but with the
establishment of the foundation over the past few years, all of the sites near
Persepolis are to be considered, Talebian explained.
to new studies carried out by Iranian archaeologists, Persepolis is much larger
than previous surveys have shown.
Sasanid city of Estakhr is located on the outskirts of the 6000-year-old Mount
Rahmat (also known as the Rahmatabad Tepe) near Persepolis in the Marvdasht
region of Fars Province.
Rahmat is home to the tombs of many Achaemenid and Sasanid princes and
Rustam and Naqsh-e Rajab are located six kilometres north of Persepolis and have
bas-reliefs dating back to the Elamite, Achaemenid, and Sasanid dynastic eras.
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