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Abyaneh on Path to UNESCO Listing

Abyaneh on Path to UNESCO ListingAbyaneh on Path to UNESCO Listing

Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar said steps are being taken to inscribe Abyaneh village on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visiting the 2,000-year-old village in Isfahan Province last week, Soltanifar was awarded the key to the village by Abyaneh Islamic Council, government website reported. Over 400,000 domestic and 45,000 foreign tourists visited the historical village last year.