The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Restorers
have completed restoration of the roof of the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, the
director of Parseh-Pasargadae Research Foundation says.
used stone materials to mend fissures created over the passage of time,"
said Mohammad Hassan Talebian, Director for the Parseh-Pasargadae Research
2500-year old monument, standing in Pasargadae in central Fars Province, was
repaired four decades ago with construction materials such as cement and
cement that was used for repair had shifted and created crevices which drained
water into the building. The process brought about serious damage to the
monument," said Talebian.
pointed mistakes which were made during the previous reconstruction operation
saying stone exceeding several tons had not been put in their original position.
blocks of stone were returned to their original alignment during the
reconstruction projects, he added.
Number of Iranian archaeologists have
dismissed Talebian’s claim and asserted that the man who is in charge of restoration is not a qualified-restorer to carry
out such an immense project, and as the
result they expect further damages to the monument in a near future.
The resting place of the ‘Father of Iranian Nation’ Cyrus the Great is located in Pasargadae, the first capital of Achaemenid dynastic Empire.
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