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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Persian Gulf Cultural Center to Demarcate Ancient Sites on Kharg Island

 

24 November 2007

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Persian Gulf Islands Cultural Heritage Centre plans to demarcate the ancient sites located on Kharg Island. 

The cultural heritage of the island is currently under threat from operations which are being carried out by oil and other industrial companies, the Persian service of CHN reported on Friday.

 

“This new centre has been established with the aim of safeguarding historic sites on the islands of Kharg, Larak, Hormoz, Kish and Qeshm. We are fully aware that we will be confronted with many problems along the way. However, the first step is demarcation of the areas of historic value,” centre director Abdorreza Nasiri-Asl said.

 

“Kharg is one of Iran’s most significant islands from a historic point of view, but it has been turned into an industrial island which is endangering its ancient sites,” he added.

 

The centre, as well as registering and demarcating cultural heritage will also take steps to make new discoveries in this field so that possible damage by future industrial projects can be prevented, he explained.

 

Some places of historical interest have been completely wiped out and replaced with new buildings constructed by oil companies, residents of Kharg Island noted.

 

A stone cuneiform inscription has recently been discovered on a piece of rock during a road construction project on Kharg Island.

 

Ancient language expert Reza Moradi Ghiasabadi has said that the inscription may add five words to our knowledge of the Old Persian language.


 

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