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7000-Year-Old Historic Susa to be Put Up for World Registration


04 February 2007




LONDON, (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.


According 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.


“The 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.


Currently 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.    





Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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