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Restoration Leads to Destruction of Persepolis Stair


01 June 2009



LONDON, (CAIS) -- A stair of the northern stairway of the Council Hall of Persepolis was smashed to pieces during a restoration project last week.


The stair tumbled down and shattered as it was being lifted by a crane, a source, who requested anonymity, told MNA on Sunday.


The stair was fractured through its centre and some fragments have broken into pieces, he said.


He said that the accident occurred as result of the dearth of necessary equipment and expertise.


Many restoration experts believe that it is unprofessional to use a mechanical crane in the restoration of historical and ancient sites, he noted.


No more details were given about accident.


In November 2008, an anonymous source accused the Parsa and Pasargadae Research Foundation of spoiling the authenticity of mausoleum of the Cyrus the Great through an inept restoration project, which had been completed by the foundation’s experts in December.





Extracted From/Source: Mehr News [*]




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