Dec 9, 2017, 4:12 PM
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Efforts underway to register Rob’e Rashidi site in UNESCO

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA - The first season of the international Rob’e Rashidi project in Tabriz (East Azarbaijan Province) has been conducted aiming to register the ancient site in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Rob’e Rashidi includes layers from the Ilkhan period up to the Middle Safavid and Qajar eras.

Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted head of the archeological team and associate professor of Islamic Art University of Tabriz, Bahram Ajorloo as saying on Saturday that in the first season of the international Rob’e Rashidi project, in addition to probing operations, archeological sampling, georeferenced studies, 3D laser scan and restoration studies have also been conducted.

“The ancient Rob’e Rashidi site or Rashidiyeh is located adjacent to Abbasi and Yussefabad neighborhoods in the northeast of Tabriz with a span of about 13 hectares and is a monument which has been registered in the list of national monuments of Iran,” he added.

He went on to say that the real dimensions of the site by taking into account the parts out of the enclosure which have been brought under urban construction or unauthorized possession is about 30 hectares.

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