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Two Historical Mansions Flattened in Shiraz

The negative emotional effects of the destruction are stronger than those of the material loss.The negative emotional effects of the destruction are stronger than those of the material loss.

Following the demolition of two historical houses in the old texture of Shiraz in Fars Province, the authorities at Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization expressed regret in a statement. 
The houses named Salimi and Montaseri, both inscribed on the National Heritage List in 2003, had been among the valuable historical structures of the province, dating back to the Qajar era (1789–1925), which were destroyed on Friday, ISCA News reported.
According to the statement issued by ICHHTO in reaction to the injudicious action, the directors of Shah Cheragh Mosque had bought the buildings from their owners years ago to expand the mosque area.
"Notwithstanding the objection of ICHHTO's protection unit, the mansions were flattened in line with the scheme," it said. 
 

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