The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A plaster company recently resumed blasting operations near the Sasanian Da va Dokhtar Fortress in Ramhormoz, Khuzestan Province according to a report by Mehr News on Tuesday.
process allegedly had been halted by the Ramhormoz Judiciary Department last May
due to a complaint by the Ramhormoz Cultural Heritage and Tourism Office (RCHTO).
The company had been conducting such operations at the site for 30 years.
experts believe that the frequent blasts are the main reason for the damage to
the Da va Dokhtar Fortress.
had previously reached an agreement with the managers of the plaster company to
settle the problem out of court. They also agreed to stop blasting operations
and compensate the RCHTO for the damage to the Fortress, but we have recently
been informed that the company has resumed the process,” RCHTO director
Fereidun Bigdeli told the Persian service of CHN on Tuesday.
officials of the company believe that the blasting operations have no negative
effect on the Fortress, although the sound of the blasts is heard for 15
kilometers and the Fortress is located only a few hundred meters away from the
location of the blasts,” he added.
Ramhormoz public prosecutor had previously visited the site and asked the
company’s officials to halt the operations until the court announces its
decision. But the appeal was verbal, so they didn’t take it seriously,”
Fortress consisted of two parts, one of which is totally destroyed. A wall four
meters in height connected the two sections together. Thirty watchtowers mounted
the wall, but only a few remain.
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