The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The plaster factory that had been conducting blasting operations near the Sasanid Da-va-Dokhtar (Dâ va Dokhtar’ - mother & daughter) Fortress in Ramhormoz, Khuzestan Province has halted the process, the Persian service of CHN reported on Saturday.
response to a complaint by the Ramhormoz Cultural Heritage and Tourism Office (RCHTO),
Ramhormoz Judiciary Department officials recently visited the company
headquarters and forced it to halt the blasting operations, which it had been
conducting since 1979.
historical Fortress is located five kilometers north of Ramhormoz, on the slope
of a limestone mountain.
Ramhormoz Governor’s Office is very interested in safeguarding the historical
monuments of the region and has asked the plaster factory to make use of modern
mining methods, said Fardin Bigdeli managing director of RCHTO.
Fortress consisted of two parts, one of which is totally destroyed by plaster
factory. A four-meter tall wall connected the two sections together. There were
thirty guard stations inside the wall, only a few of which remain,” he
factory had previously stated that the blasting operations were being conducted
far away from the ancient Fortress, but during the judicial officials’ visit,
it became clear that the blasting operations were being conducted only 400
meters away from the Fortress.
“A legal complaint has been filed seeking damages, and if the factory pays compensation, we will restore the destroyed sections (of the Fortress),” Bigdeli said in conclusion.
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