Italians and Spaniards come to the aid of Persepolis
Massoud Rezaei-Monfared, Director of the Persepolis World Heritage Center said the growth of lichen in Persepolis is getting out of hand, and added: “We are unable to solve the problem in one go. We have had lichen in Persepolis ever since it became uninhabited (from 2000 years ago).
Seventeen churches renovated in Iran
Seventeen churches in Iran in need of works are being restored. Iran has numerous churches across the country, many of which have been registered by the Unesco World Heritage Site for their ancient, specific structures. Some of the unregistered ones in need of repairs are also being currently worked on. Restorations have begun on seventeen old churches nationwide; according to the director of World Heritage Center of churches in Iran, 70% of the restoration works has been completed.
52 Sites in Iran awaiting Unesco registration
The Deputy for Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization announced: “Currently, the files of 52 prominent historic sites in Iran are waiting to be registered by Unesco World Heritage.”
Half a million tourists visit Isfahan - Majority French
The CEO of Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization reported of the visit by half a million foreign tourists of the historical monuments and tourist attractions of the Province of Isfahan from March 2017 till the end of December 2017.
Unesco visits Kermanshah ruins
Unesco has dispatched its experts to Kermanshah Province in Iran to visit the historic sites of this province following the massive earthquake that struck Iran in November 2017 and assess the damages caused by the quake so that Iran can benefit from the financial and technical assistance of this organization.
Iran 10th on Unesco list
This summer, the city of Yazd was registered as Iran’s 22nd world heritage site, ranking the country 10th on the list of most registered sites in the world.