(CAIS) -- Director of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department in Ramhormoz, Khuzestan province, Fardin
Bigdeli has expressed concern about the fate of the
fortress ’Da va Dokhtar’ (mother and daughter) in the
southern Iranian city.
The fortress which dates back to the Sasanid dynastic era
(224-651 AD) has been rocked by a series of explosions set
off in its vicinity by a factory producing gypsum,
reported Persian Service of ISNA.
He said that the management of the company did not heed
the concerns which were conveyed to them several times
that explosions near the historical site are detrimental.
’Da va Dokhtar’ is a major tourist attraction in Ramhormoz and several thousand tourists visit the southern
city to see the monument.
He pointed out that the fortress has already been
registered as a national cultural heritage site and
according to the law the ICHTO is responsible for its
Asked about the measures taken by the organization to
oblige the gypsum producing company not to use explosives
in the neighborhood of the fortress, he said that ICHTO
has taken legal action to the effect.
“Legal proceedings are underway to safeguard the unique
fortress,“ he concluded.