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authorities endeavour to register the Sasanian Fortress of Falakolaflak on the
UNESCO World Heritage List is facing more hurdles due to a military base located
on the perimeter of the ancient monument.
decades ago, a garrison was set up at the perimeter of the fortress and a great
number of military forces have been deployed in and around the it, which is
located in Khorramabad, the capital of the western province of Lorestan.
two years ago, the necessary documents for registration of the monument on the
UNESCO World Heritage List were prepared here and sent to the Cultural Heritage,
Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran,” Falakolaflak Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Centre Director Ali Sajjadi told the Persian Service of CHN
received no comment from the CHTHO about the documents, so we didn’t pursue
the matter because we knew that the troops had to be transferred from the region
to convince UNESCO to register the Fortress on the World Heritage List,” he
Lorestan Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department (LCHTHD) made
diligent efforts to relocate the garrison. The LCHTHD even proposed an
alternative site for the installation, but the garrison’s officials have not
cooperated,” he explained.
Fortress which was known as Dež-Bār and Shāpūr-Khwāst
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