The registration of the Cultural Landscape of Huraman or Uraman, located in the heart of the Zagros Mountains in the provinces of Kordestan and Kermanshah, on the UNESCO list signifies the important role played by the region in the development of Iran’s tourism sector.
The UNESCO-designated Uramanat seeks to launch a special research institute to conduct surveys across the vast rural landscape situated in western Iran.
Preliminary archaeological assessments suggest the UNESCO-registered Uramanat region is composed of over 700 ancient sites, the director of the world Heritage said on Sunday.
A team of archaeologists from Iran and Germany has carried out a field survey in Uramanat, an ancient rural region in western Iran, which earlier this year was named a UNESCO World Heritage.
Much more attention will be devoted to various destinations in the west side of Iran, the ones which are generally lesser-known to potential sightseers and vacationers, an official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has said.
The new World Heritage Sites, from pre-historic settlements and Roman frontiers to one of the oldest astronomical observatories.