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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Six - 30 August 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Six - 30 August 2023 - Page 3

Renovation project underway in Naseri Palace of Alborz Province

A project is underway to refurbish Naseri Palace, dating back to the Qajar era, in Shahrestanak village of Alborz Province, said the head of the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.
Rahim Khaki told ISNA that most obstacles hindering the implementation of the project, including lack of cooperation by local people, have been removed.
He said the project is being implemented at an acceptable speed, adding that the problem of supplying gas to the complex has been solved as well.
The official added that the dossiers for the registration of six intangible cultural heritages of the province have been prepared and handed over to the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry.
He noted that Alborz Province, with a rich treasure of tangible and intangible cultural heritages, can prepare such dossiers for many years.
Khaki said that the eighth phase of the archeological excavation has been launched in Uzbek Hill in Nazarabad, pointing out that the results of these studies would definitely help uncover the history behind the region.
“The results of the seventh phase of excavation will be published in two books,” he said.
The official noted that continuing the implementation of excavation projects is a prerequisite for global registration of Uzbek Hill, adding a number of infrastructures should be created in the area as well.
“We are trying to receive a permit for turning the area into a museum site and a meeting will be held in this regard with related officials in the near future,” he concluded.
Nazarabad is a town in Alborz Province, in which this historically important site is located. Uzbek Hill is an old hill, with a peak of 26 meters, which was registered on Iran’s National Heritage List in 1973.
In an area of 100 hectares, the historical site is one of the most valuable in the world, such that it has been deemed worthy that it be registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
The 9,000-year-old site was home to villagers who, for the first time, used handmade raw clay, as well as cement, as construction materials.
Archeologists believe that at that time no other group of rural and urban people made raw clay from water and soil, and the cement was not used in any other structure of the world.


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