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to Preserve Zanjan Saltmen
07 February 2007
(CAIS) -- Director of Zanjan province Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department said that studies by two British and German groups on the
preservation of the saltmen which were discovered in quarries as well as tunnels
created in Chehrabad Mine are still continuing.
According to Persian service of ISNA, Farhang Farrokhi added given the fact that
the saltmen were found in salt quarries, they gradually lose their original
color and shape.
For this reason, a group of researchers has undertaken studies to preserve them
in their original state while another team is conducting studies to find out
whether there are other tunnels in the area, in addition to safeguarding the two
tunnels dug in the past years.
Stating that the items pertaining to the saltmen including fur and textiles are
kept in museum-like place, he said that natural museums will be set up at the
exact location of the discovery to maintain the saltmen and objects belonging to
He referred to Dashen-Kasan Temple near Soltanieh, Zanjan province, and said
that the temple was built concurrent with Soltanieh Dome and a large section of
it lies buried and only some pieces of rocks are visible in the area.
Farrokhi pointed out that measures have been taken to prevent erosion of
Dehestan Fort in Mahneshan, Zanjan province.
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