LONDON, (CAIS) -- Another pre-Islamic Iranian heritage site is under threat of total obliteration as the result of looting and the authorities’ negligence. This latest victim is the ruins of the Sasanian city of Rustam-Kavadh located near the village of Band-Qir in Khuzestan Province.
The ancient city of Rustam-Kavadh is one of the most important archaeological sites in Iran that has remained unknown, since no study has ever carried out on the site.
The damages to the city is being caused as the result of the authorities development projects, lack of protection from the flooding of the Gargar River, and turning a blind eye to ongoing Illegal excavations by smugglers and agricultural activities by the locals.
The site was registered on the National Heritage List along with another six ancient sites in 1931. Although the ancient site has not been demarcated yet, it is registered on the national Heritage List and any construction in and around the historical site should is prohibited.
Some sections of the ruined city have already been totally destroyed in the past ten years, as the result of the construction of a town of Rāmin, newly constructed to meet the housing shortage of the city of Ahvaz.
In addition, some other sections of the sites been damaged as the result of... >>>
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