ID : N-424 Date : 2017/10/10 - 12:25
(Persia Digest) – The Director of Persepolis World Heritage Site has announced that laser scanning operations on the historic site of Naghsh-e Rostam near Persepolis have been completed and a protective scaffolding over the tomb of Xerxes has been put in place to carry out restoration and repair works.
Laser scanning is a new method for documenting monuments and historic sites. This method has been used in Naghsh-e Rostam with high precision. Not only will it document the site with high accuracy, it will also be used for restoration works by providing complete information. These steps have been taken to restore and secure the historic site in order to have it registered as a Unesco World Heritage and link it to Persepolis.
To give a brief history of Naghsh-e Rostam, it is an ancient necropolis located to the north of Marvdasht town in Fars Province, only 6kms away from Persepolis. It holds the tombs of four Achaemenid kings and important rock reliefs from the Sassanid and Elam dynasties in a time span of 1200 BCE to 625 CE. The tomb of Darius the Great is here, together with the monument ‘Kaaba or Cube of Zarathushtra’ with an inscription from the Sassanid times on its walls in three languages. This was also an important national and religious location under the Sassanid Dynasty.