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Chogha Zanbil Restoration Set to Begin

Chogha Zanbil Restoration Set to BeginChogha Zanbil Restoration Set to Begin

The world heritage site of Chogha Zanbil in Khuzestan Province is set to undergo restoration operations before the onset of fall when most of Iran’s average rainfall occurs, director of the site, Alireza Razeqi, said on Sunday.

Razeqi said the workshop for the restoration of Chogha Zanbil complex has been well equipped, IRNA reported.

“Our researchers have conducted extensive studies on the site to ensure the restoration process is carried out smoothly,” he said, adding that the quality of the material to be used, including straw and mortar, has also been checked.

Recent studies on the ancient site revealed the significant role of its drainage system in the conservation of the landmark.

“They have protected the ziggurat from rainwater for a long time. The plan aims to restore the gutters and grooves to help protect the site during the rainy season,” he said.

Razeqi said the project will begin before the end of summer, but did not elaborate on its duration.

Chogha Zanbil in Khuzestan Province was inscribed on UNSCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. The site’s adobe texture is one of the structure’s standout features. The structure was built adjacent to the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, another world heritage site.