The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Recently some groups of people, NGOs, and cultural heritage
experts have expressed their opposition to UNESCO about the inundation of Sivand
Dam and its negative consequences on Pasargadae World Heritage Site and by
sending a letter to UNESCO, they have demanded the Organization to study the
case and stop the flooding of the dam if possible.
order to follow the issue, authorities of UNESCO Office in Tehran have announced
that the Organization will hold a joint meeting with attendance of cultural
heritage experts, NGOs and authorities of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization to discuss the case in detail.
this news, Ali Reza Afshari, an independent cultural heritage activist told the
Persian service of CHN that the meeting will most probably hold in May 2007.
the announcement of Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Energy indicating that the
time has come to inundate Sivand Dam in Bolaghi Valley, a wave of terror spread
through Iranians who are worry about the fate of their ancestral heritage at
Pasargadae World Heritage site which is located 4 kilometre distance of the dam.
have already announced that they would do everything in an attempt to save
Pasargadae World Heritage site against possible damages caused by inundation of
Sivand Dam including following the case through international organizations if
the past recent months, the protestors to inundation of Sivand Dam have voiced
their concern with gathering in front of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization, Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Energy, and the Regime’s
Construction of Sivand Dam in Bolaghi Valley historic site have become one of the most sensational cases for the Iranian nation who believe that inundation of the dam by the regime, and its humidity would pose a real threat to Pasargadae world heritage site and its nearby historical sites.
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