UNESCO adds eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to heritage list

Vastavam web: UNESCO today added eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital.The sites collectively appear on the worldwide list as the “Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region (Islamic Republic of Iran)”.After the fall of the Parthian empire, the Sassanids ruled territory that, at its peak, stretched from the west of Afghanistan to Egypt, before falling to the Arab conquest under the Umayyad caliphate in the middle of the seventh century.”These fortified structures, palaces and city plans date back to the earliest and latest times of the Sassanian Empire,” UNESCO said.