The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Considering the cultural background of Susa
and its impact on the history and civilization of the area southwest of
present-day Iran, experts of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
(ICHTO) are determined to compile Susa’s file to prepare the ground for its
world registration in a near future.
to Mirābedin Kāboli, archaeologist who is in charge of preparing Susa’s file
for world registration, the file will contain Susa and its surrounding
historical sites as well as any evidence of continual civilized dwellings in the
area from 5000 BCE onwards.
reasons that make UNESCO registration of Susa important have already been
submitted to ICHTO. Once approved, the file will be completed and send to UNESCO
for registration in the list of World Heritage Sites,” said Kāboli to Persian
service of CHN.
experts of ICHTO have started the project for preparing the file of a large
number of archaeological sites in Iran for inscribing them in UNESCO’s list of
world heritage sites. Based on UNESCO’s regulations, each country is allowed
to introduce only one monument for world registration per year and among the 178
member countries, only 30 monuments find their ways to the final list each year.
Susa was an ancient city of the Elamite Empire (3400-550 BCE), located in Khuzestan province of Iran, and about 150 miles east of the Tirgis River. Susa is one of the most ancient civilisation, founded about 4000 BCE, though the first traces of a village-settlement dating back to 7000 BCE have been found in the area.
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