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Sivand Quarry Provides Stones for Restoration of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great

 

10 September 2006

 

 

 

The Mausoleum under the restoration

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 The traditional swallowtail staples

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Experts restoring the Tomb of Cyrus the Great are going to use stones from Sivand Quarry, which was the main source of construction materials for its erecting the monument in 6th century BCE.

 

“Fifty years ago when late Ali Sami restored the mausoleum he filed the cracks and crevices with cements. This was an unsuitable method, therefore those cements will be removed and replaced with the stones from Sivand Quarry”, said Hassan Rahsaz, head of restoration team of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, reported Persian Service of CHN on Saturday 09.

 

“Most of cracks located on the roof of the mausoleum; the rainwater penetrating inside the tomb, which is the main cause current damages to the monument”, according to Rahsaz.

 

He added, “the stones that were extracted from quarry will be cut into suitable sizes to fill the gaps. Larger stones will also be used to fill the cracks, by tightening the stone together using traditional swallowtail-like staples (dumb-chilchileh)”.

 

The restorations of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great has entered in a new phase over the past few months; the experts and stonemasons are deployed in restorations of the roof and ceiling. First they removed 9 large stones, each weighing over five tonnes, and then placed them back in their original locations. These stones were installed wrongly in previous restoration. In addition, the swallowtail staples will be renewed.

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