News ID: 302766
Published: 0406 GMT May 04, 2021

Official: Hamedan prepping seven monuments for UNESCO registration

Official: Hamedan prepping seven monuments for UNESCO registration

Documents of seven historical monuments and natural sites in Iran’s northwestern province of Hamedan are being prepared to be mentioned in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, a provincial official said.

The head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department in Hamedan Province, Ali Malmir, told IRNA on Tuesday that some of the documents have been finalized, but others are in last phase of the study.

The idea of listing Hegmataneh Hill was discussed by the UNESCO and Iranian experts, Malmir said, adding that the papers are being prepared as soon as possible.

The Ali-Sadr Cave, as an important natural site in Hamedan Province, has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, he noted.

In addition, the documents of Taj Abad and Farasfaj caravanserais were delivered to UNESCO, and their evaluators will visit the province in July.

The collection of three historical and cultural monuments of Ekbatan Dam, Varkaneh and Arzanfood is among other sites, which will be proposed to UNESCO to be listed following the finalization of studies on these sites, he stated.

According to the official, the preliminary studies on ancient Noushijan Citadel have been completed and the authorities have prepared a document to be sent to UNESCO.

The Qassemabad aqueduct is another historical site, which is one of listed aqueducts in Iran and authorities want to follow up listing of the monument in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Malmir added.

Hamedan Province enjoys 1,800 historical and natural monuments, over 1,000 monuments of which have been nationally registered.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. Iran acceded to the convention on February 26, 1975, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.

 

 

   
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