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Chogha Zanbil Restoration

Chogha Zanbil Restoration Chogha Zanbil Restoration

The first and second tiers of Chogha Zanbil, a massive ziggurat in Khuzestan Province, have been restored in time for the influx of tourists during the Nowruz holiday season (March 18 – April 2). Restoration work on the site began last September, following months of extensive studies on the site to determine the methods restoration and the type of material needed for project. In addition to restoring the two tiers, the project also included renovating the sites ancient sewers and grooves to help protect the ziggurat from rainwater, CHN quoted Alireza Razeqi, the site director, as saying. Chogha Zanbil is an ancient Elamite complex, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. The site’s adobe texture is one of the structure’s standout features. It is adjacent to the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, another world heritage site.