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News ID: 5802
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 13:25 - 21 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. The ancient building Belad Shapour in Iran’s southwest is going to b e registered on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The ancient complex of Belad Shapour is located in Dehdasht, southwestern Iran. It used to be one of the greatest historical sites in Iran; however, it has witnessed much damage at the end of the Safavid era and the Zandieh period, due to the existing insecure trading routes and only 35 hectares are now left of the complex.

According to historical writings, this area used to be Belad Shapour in the past and has been founded by Shapour I, the son of Ardeshir Sasanid I. It is a great remainder of Islamic architecture and it belongs to the Safavid dynasty.

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad’s Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Siavash Zamani speaking in interview with Mehr news agency said, "This site that you see has a great number of historical remnants such as shrines, water reservoirs, mosques, citadels, graveyards and inns. The first and original stages for the global registration of this site have been under way and the site will hopefully be enlisted on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in the near future.”

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