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the Great' Palace in Borazjan Under Threat of Obliteration
01 July 2006
(CAIS) -- While Cyrus the Great palace at Charkhab is
desperately in need of financial support to be saved from obliteration, the
Islamic regime, spends millions of dollars of Iranian-wealth in reconstruction
of non-Iranian monuments in Iraq and other Arab states.
In an interview with ISNA Persian Service, designer of the Pardis-e Kurosh
(Paradise of Cyrus), Amir Mansouri, warned that the pedestals and columns of
Cyrus the Great (d. 529 BCE) palace near Borazjan, Bushehr province, have been
left without protection at the mercy of looters and harsh weather.
“Remnants of Cyrus the Great Palace such as columns, pedestals, cobblestones,
walls and a sundry of other objects found during archeological excavations have
been left without protection, with the result that a number of them have already
been stolen,“ the expert criticized.
Referring to Borazjan’s torrential rainfalls, Mansouri went on, “The
historical site has been filled with floodwater several times in the past. Since
the palace is located at a lower level compared to its surrounding areas, it is
Turning to Cyrus' Paradise project which was brought to a standstill, Mansouri
expanded that implementation of the project had been endorsed and the credits
“However, the project is dead in the water due to the official apathy and
ignorance of the value of the ancient site.“
He added that Bushehr Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department is in charge of
implementing the project.
The expert elaborated that the project would help preserve Cyrus the Great
Palace against environmental phenomena such as flooding, wind and sun.
“Unless the scheme is executed, environmental phenomena will inflict further
damages on the palace, not to mention the threats posed by making the site
Mansouri had earlier stated that Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
with the cooperation of Nazar Research Center had designed a park surrounding
the Cyrus the Great' Palace in an effort to revive the Achaemenid architecture
“The park will duplicate the Pasargadae garden design, which is unique in
Iranian gardens,“ he mentioned.