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of Achaemenid' Kabeh
Zartosht at Naqsh-e
Rostam have Collapsed
13 March 2006
(Shapour Suren-Pahlav - CAIS) -- As the result of the Islamic regime' negligence
towards pre-Islamic Iranian heritage, sections of the Achaemenid structure known
as Kabeh Zarthost which has recently renamed as the Bardia Tomb, located
at Naqsh-e Rostam in Fars province, have collapsed.
regime has announced that the structure will be repaired and the surrounding
walls will also be reinforced. A master craftsman, who has undertaken the repair
operation of Parse historical site, Hassan Rahsaz said that walls of the
structure were repaired in 1966-1967. The walls were located eight meters below
the surface of the surrounding areas and the structure itself was excavated after
Rahsaz noted that sections of the walls were built in 1967 to preserve the
mud-bricks which were used in constructing the temple. The walls have been
damaged in the past 30 years and should be repaired for Norouz holiday season
when visitors from different cities come to see the cultural heritage site.
He said that the Zoroastrian Temple was built of limestone, a category of white
stone which has remained durable.
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