The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Parthian high-relief of Bard-Choozeh (also Chovzeh) located in the township of Lali in the south-western Iranian province of Khuzestan has been left alone at the mercy of vandals who recently by digging underneath the relic have caused damages, and now it requires urgent attention in order to prevent its destruction, reported the Persian service of CHN on Tuesday.
high relief was discovered and identified [as Parthian] by the Masjed-Soleiman and Andika’s
Friends of Cultural Heritage Society. The relief is upside down because it was
separated from its original location which was at the foot of the mountain, and
still in a good condition”, said Mojtaba Gahestuni, the spokesman for the
Khuzestan’s Friends of the Cultural Heritage Association (TARIANA).
Parthian relief of Bard-Choozeh is showing a reclining
bearded man in Parthian fashion adorned with
jewels holding a cup in one hand and apple like object in another. The relief is
very similar to those found in Susan-Sorkhab, Suztina and Tang-e Saruk in
Behbahan and Palmyra in Syria.
Gahestuni demanded the relief to be studied and registered on the national heritage list, and the necessary measures for its protection to be taken to save the relic from destruction.
Original News bulletin published in Persian by CHN - translated and rectified by CAIS [*]
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