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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Harmful Effect of Poisonous Gases are Gradually Destroying Persepolis

 

29 June 2007

 

 

 

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  Persepolis in smoke!

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Scientific researches carried out by geologists from the University of Shiraz on the negative outcomes of setting fire to wastages in agricultural lands in vicinity of Persepolis in Iranian Fars province shows that the poisonous smokes produced by this action will change into carbonic acid during night time which will cause real damages to the stones of this world heritage site.       

 

Announcing this news, Maziar Kazemi, interior manager of Persepolis World Heritage Site told Persian service of CHN that geologists of University of Shiraz have explained in detail that the heavy smoke which is created by incorrect agricultural methods which are practiced by farmers in vicinity of Persepolis has put the safety of this world heritage site in danger.   

 

During recent years setting fire to the remnants of last year’s agricultural products instead of ploughing them during the months of May and June in district of Persepolis has become a matter of controversy which not only poses a real threat to the stones of this world heritage site but also disturb visitors to Persepolis.

 

Despite all promises have been made so far by authorities of Islamic Republic’s governor office of Fars province as well as governorship of Marvdasht region for stopping this harmful measure, unfortunately once again this year we are witnessing the repetition of such a wrong activity in the area.

 

According to Cultural Heritage Enthusiasts Association of Fars province, continuation of this event will not only pose a real harm to Persepolis and blemish its beauty but would also deal a blow to the tourism industry of this world heritage site due to the inconvenience it causes for visitors.

 

 

 

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

 

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