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Vandals Damage Parthian Bard-Choozeh High Relief

 

06 October 2009

 

 

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Relief of Bard-Choozeh (Chovzeh)

 

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  Library Picture: Parthian Clay Plaque showing a reclining bearded man - 1st c. CE 

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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.

 

“This 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).

 

The 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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