A center for preserving and monitoring the historical water structures of the UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae has been established near the ancient Bostankhani Dam in Fars province, southern Iran.
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An official website for Pasargadae world heritage site was launched early this week to provide the latest information on the ancient monument.
As reported by Fars Province’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the news portal, available at www.pasargadae.ir, offers the latest information about the world-renowned historical site both in Persian and English.
“The contents of the website include elaborate information on the historical and touristic values of the site, as well as latest news and announcements,” Hamid Fadaei, director of the world heritage site, was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
Access to relevant publications, media content, electronic guide to the historical site and information on Fars Province’s local art and culture are also available on the website.
According to the official, the website could contribute to research and archeological projects and protection measures taken in the zone.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pasargadae city in antiquated Persia (cutting edge Iran), situated close to the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County) and is today an archeological site and one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Founded in the 6th century BC in the heartland of the Persians (today the province of Fars in southwestern Iran), Pasargadae was the earliest capital of the Achaemenid (First Persian) Empire. The city was created by Cyrus the Great with contributions from the different peoples who comprised the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia.
The archaeological remains of its palaces and garden layout as well as the tomb of Cyrus constitute an outstanding example of the first phase of the evolution of royal Achaemenid art and architecture, and an exceptional testimony to the Achaemenid civilization in Persia.
A project to draw up an archeological map of Pasargadae, an ancient city and world heritage site in Fars Province, has begun.
“This project is a follow-up on studies carried out in the past decade,” ISNA quoted Hamid Fadaei, the heritage site’s manager, as saying.
“Morghab and Pasargadae plains are currently being studied. The acquired data will be entered in a geographic information system to create comprehensive database.”
A geographic information system is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. Data in different forms, including the location of rivers, roads and vegetation, can be entered into the system.