News ID: 14487
Published: 0412 GMT October 28, 2014

UNESCO to register Susa on World Heritage List

UNESCO to register Susa on World Heritage List

UNESCO is well-prepared to register the ancient city of Susa on the World Heritage List when its experts visit it this week.

 

Ziggurats of Choghazanbil and the Shoushtar Water Mills in Khuzestan province are among monuments registered on the UNESCO list.

The 400-hectare site houses ancient relics belonging to different historical periods.

The national project for the repair and organization of Susa’s ancient site, Haft Tepe and Choghazanbil was started in 1987. It was later divided into the National Susa Project, Haft Tepe Project and Choghazanbil Project in 2003.

Following such a classification, repair operations, construction of the peripheral compound and other cultural heritage activities started separately.

Susa used to be the capital of the Elamite Empire and the winter capital of Achaemenid Dynasty.

As a prelude to its registration on the World Heritage List, UNESCO’s experts are to visit the ancient compound.

The registration is expected to boost tourism development in Khuzestan province.

   
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