The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Persian Gulf Islands Cultural Heritage Centre plans to demarcate the ancient sites located on Kharg Island.
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.
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
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.
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.
places of historical interest have been completely wiped out and replaced with
new buildings constructed by oil companies, residents of Kharg Island noted.
stone cuneiform inscription has recently been discovered on a piece of rock
during a road construction project on Kharg Island.
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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