Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration

Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration
ID : N-1005 Date : 2018/01/12 - 10:44

(Persia Digest) - In the field of documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid (the throne of Jamshid) world heritage and its cultural visage, Iran cooperates with Italian specialist restorers of historical monuments. 

Kamran Ahmadi, Head of the Research Center for the Protection and Restoration of Cultural Historical Works and Monuments said: “A memorandum of understanding on cooperation was exchanged for the development of scientific, educational, research and technical cooperation between the Research Center for the Protection and Restoration of Cultural Historical Works - World Heritage Base at Takht-e Jamshid, and the Italian Institute of Restorers without Frontiers."

He stated that among the main objectives of this MOU is documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid world heritage and its cultural visage.

According to Ahmadi, based on this MOU, both signatory parties will cooperate with each other in the field of research and analysis of collected data and also in the development of an information bank related to these works and monuments.

The Head of the Research Center for the Protection and Restoration of Cultural Historical Works and Monuments stated: “Education of young researchers in the field of protection and restoration, and also printing and publication of achievements is among the other aspects of this MoU in our cooperation.”

The MoU will be valid for five years from the autumn of this year.

According to the report by Persia Digest, Takht-e Jamshid or Parse was the name of one of the ancient cities of Iran and the magnificent and ceremonial capital of Iran during the reign of the Achaemenid Empire in Iran (rule 550-330 BCE). In this ancient city, there is a royal palace called Takht-e Jamshid that was built during the reign of Darius I (rule  522-486 BCE) and Artaxerxes I  (rule 465-424 BCE). The city was prosperous for 200 years. The history of the monument can be traced back to 500 BCE. Since 1979, this historical location has been one of Iran’s monuments registered by Unesco World Heritage.

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