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Rain Damages Parthian Bardneshandeh Temple
24 February 2006
(CAIS) -- Recent rainfalls in Masjed-Soleiman and
Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari provinces have caused damage to
historical monuments, Persian Service of ISNA reported.
Director of Masjed-Soleiman Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department, Mohammad Zarasvandi Alipour announced that
recent rainfalls caused heavy damages to some sections of
the Parthian temple at Bardneshandeh and the route leading
"Some 80 percent of the Parthian temple had already
been destroyed due to a number of reasons and only 20
percent remain standing," he said complaining that no
measures have so far been taken to repair the ancient
If this continues, there will be no sign of Bardneshandeh
in the future, he warned.
deputy head of the Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari provincial
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department's for protection
and restoration affairs estimated the damages at over 800
million Rials and hoped that the provincial Governor
General's Office and the Management and Planning
Organization will allocate funds for emergency measures to
save the monuments.
Noting that safeguarding cultural heritage is a national
duty, he called on the people in the province to
collaborate in protecting historical monuments throughout
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