News ID: 316189
Published: 0335 GMT September 10, 2021

Mt. Sabalan’s global registration process to be accelerated

Mt. Sabalan’s global registration process to be accelerated

Iranica Desk

The registration process of Iran’s Mount Sabalan on the list of world monuments will be accelerated with the recently-presented documents, according to Ardebil Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department.

“With the efforts made, new documents for Mt. Sabalan have been prepared, which will accelerate the process of its global registration, said Nader Fallahi, the head of the northwestern province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, according to CHTN.

Iran is preparing an all-inclusive dossier for Mt. Sabalan to have the inactive volcano registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The volcanic mountain is situated in Ardebil Province, in the northwest of the country.

With its pristine nature, various architecture, bas-reliefs, valleys, and rivers, as well as its nomads and mountain life, with its special culture and lifestyle, Sabalan seems qualified for being on the prestigious list, Fallahi said.

At an elevation of 4,794 meters, Mt. Sabalan, also called Savalan, is the third highest peak in Iran, after Mt. Damavand and Mt. Alamkuh. A beautiful lake is formed on Mt. Sabalan’s summit. Even though Mt. Sabalan is covered with snow most of the year, there are many hot springs in the foothills of this vast mountain.

The mountain is highly regarded in the culture of local people, with many believing it to be the birthplace of the prophet Zoroaster (the founder of Zoroastrianism), as many books mention him descending from this mountain.

Mt. Sabalan is one of the centers of beekeeping and growing herbal plants.

With 26 entries, Iran ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of the number of historical monuments and sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Cultural Site of Uramanat is the last Iranian monument to have been inscribed on the global list on July 27. The cultural landscape covers 300 villages and, in terms of architecture and landscape, it is one of the most beautiful and presentable heritages in the world.

Amongst the UNESCO-designated sites in Iran are Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel) that represents an outstanding example of an ancient fortified settlement, Bisotun, in western Kermanshah Province, notable for its Achaemenid-Era inscription carved on a limestone cliff, the lavish “Golestan Palace” in downtown Tehran, which is a masterpiece of the Qajar Era (1789 to 1925), and the millennium-old “Gonbad-e Qabus,” a mud brick tomb tower for Qabus ibn Voshmgir in the northeastern province of Golestan.



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