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Kerman Fortress on Heritage List

Kerman Fortress on Heritage ListKerman Fortress on Heritage List

The fortress of Samouran, dating back to the period of Seljuk dynasty (11th-12th Centuries), on a hill in a village in Anbarabad county, Kerman Province was inscribed on the list of National Heritage. The Kerman provincial deputy of the Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Mohsen Movahedi said, inscribing a site on national heritage list preserves it from destruction or damage as legal action can be taken against the perpetrators. Samouran is the largest and most important ancient site in the region with watchtowers, enclosed spaces carved in rocks, tombs, a brick furnace, a large number of glazed and unglazed pottery, a water reservoir (Ab Anbar), and etc. Kerman Province has over 650 inscribed historical sites from which Bam Citadel, the largest adobe building in the world, and Shazadeh Garden, near Mahan, appear on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.