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ICHTO Concerns About Sasanian ’Da va Dokhtar’ Fortress


17 February 2006



Da va Doktar1.JPG (38327 bytes)LONDON, (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 maintenance.

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.





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