UNESCO to inscribe Susa in World Heritage List

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA – UNESCO is well-prepared to inscribe the ancient city of Susa the World Heritage List. UNESCO experts are scheduled to visit Susa this week.

Ziggurats of Choghazanbil and the Shushtar water mills in Khuzestan Province, Iran, are among the monuments put in the UNESCO list.

The 400 hectare ancient site of Susa houses ancient works belonging to different historical periods.

The national project for repair and organization of Susa ancient site, Haft Tepe, and Choghazanbil has begun since 1987, getting divided into the national Susa project, Haft Tepe Project and Choghazanbil project in 2003.

Following such a classification, the repair operations, construction of peripheral compound and other cultural heritage activities started separately in the three places.

Susa is one of the most famous ancient cities, used to be the capital of the Elamite empire and the winter capital of the Achaemenid Dynasty.

As a prelude to inscription in the World Heritage List, the UNSCO analysts and experts are going to travel to Susa late this week to visit the ancient compound.

The inscription is hoped to lead to effective growth and development of tourism industry in Khuzestan province.



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