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Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Becomes Iran's 23rd UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Becomes Iran's 23rd UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Becomes Iran's 23rd UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Becomes Iran's 23rd UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO has inscribed Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Province on the list of World Heritage Sites.
The decision was made on Saturday, during the 42nd World Heritage Committee Session currently underway in Bahrain, UNESCO tweeted.

Iranian officials had submitted the related dossier to the International Council on Monuments and Sites and the International Union for Conservation of Nature in July 2017.
The site also known as the Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities comprises Bishapour, Firouzabad and Sarvestan in Fars Province.
According to the dossier, the ensemble embodies the political, historical, cultural and artistic developments of the Sassanid era (224-651). It includes the ruins of the city of Goor, Ardeshir's Palace, Qal'e-ye-Dokhtar fortress and bas-reliefs.
The committee chaired by Haya Bint Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain, meeting in Manama since June 24, inscribed three other cultural sites alongside, including the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai in India, Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region in Japan and Sansa Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea.    
The inscription of sites will continue on Sunday while the session will run until July 4.

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