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Efforts to Preserve Zanjan Saltmen


07 February 2007




LONDON, (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 them.

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.




Extracted From/Source: Iran Daily

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