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WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN IRAN. SECOND PART - Noticias de Iran
Iran Monumentos y Cultura

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN IRAN. SECOND PART

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 UNESCO member states which are elected by the General Assembly.
There are 17 cultural sites in Iran known as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In the following table these sites are listed in the order of the year they have been submitted.





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Bisotun

is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I, The Great, when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 BC. The bas-relief portrays Darius holding a bow, as a sign of sovereignty, and treading on the chest of a figure who lies on his back before him. According to legend, the figure represents Gaumata, the Median Magus and pretender to the throne whose assassination led to Darius’s rise to power. Below and around the bas-reliefs, there are ca. 1,200 lines of inscriptions telling the story of the battles Darius waged in 521-520 BC against the governors who attempted to take apart the Empire founded by Cyrus. The inscription is written in three languages. The oldest is an Elamite text referring to legends describing the king and the rebellions. This is followed by a Babylonian version of similar legends. The last phase of the inscription is particularly important, as it is here that Darius introduced for the first time the Old Persian version of his res gestae (things done). This is the only known monumental text of the Achaemenids to document the re-establishment of the Empire by Darius I. It also bears witness to the interchange of influences in the development of monumental art and writing in the region of the Persian Empire. There are also remains from the Median period (8th to 7th centuries B.C.) as well as from the Achaemenid (6th to 4th centuries B.C.) and post-Achaemenid periods.

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Soltaniyeh

The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran. The mausoleum’s interior decoration is also outstanding and scholars such as A.U. Pope have described the building as ‘anticipating the Taj Mahal’.



Pasargadae

Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly noteworthy vestiges in the 160-ha site include: the Mausoleum of Cyrus II; Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace; and a royal ensemble of gatehouse, audience hall, residential palace and gardens. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. Spanning the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to the Hindus River, it is considered to be the first empire that respected the cultural diversity of its different peoples. This was reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.


Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments. The existence of life in the oasis was based on the underground irrigation canals, the qanāts, of which Bam has preserved some of the earliest evidence in Iran. Arg-e Bam is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers (Chineh ).





Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a temple of the Sasanian period (6th and 7th centuries) dedicated to Anahita. The site has important symbolic significance. The designs of the fire temple, the palace and the general layout have strongly influenced the development of Islamic architecture.



Meidan Naghshe Jahan (Meidan Imam)

Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent Portico of Qaysariyyeh and the 15th-century Timurid palace. They are an impressive testimony to the level of social and cultural life in Persia during the Safavid era.

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Persepolis

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

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Tchogha Zanbil

The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.


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WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN IRAN. First Part.

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Fecha: Vie Nov 15, 2019 09:19 am    Título: Re: Viaje a Irán de 14 días en Navidad (consejo sobre

Hola, yo el día 4 me iría a Isfahan temprano por la mañana, en un día ves Kashan de sobra y no tiene sentido que te quedes allí una mañana más, cuando puedes dedicar la tarde ya de ese día a Isfahan, que es una pasada. Incluso Kashan creo que es suficiente medio día para verlo (las casas, los baños y el bazar), pero eso es cuestión de gustos. Otra posibilidad es que quites un día a Yazd y lo dediques a Isfahan.

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Fecha: Sab Nov 16, 2019 12:50 pm    Título: Re: Viajar a Irán - Itinerarios - Rutas

Finalmente creo que el itinerario será el siguiente: DIA 0 VUELO DIA 1 Llegada a Teherán a las 12 de la mañana DIA 2 Mañana en Teherán. -Kashan a última hora de la tarde (3 h) DIA 3 Kashan DIA 4 Salida a primera hora a Isfahan con parada en Abyaneh y Natanz DIA 5 Isfahan DIA 6 Isfahan DIA 7 Salida pronto hacia Yazd DIA 8 Yazd Jardines de Dolat Abadi y la residencia de Bagh-e Dowlat DIA 9 Yazd-Kermán parando en Zein o Din (antiguo caravanserai) y Meymand (cuevas trogloditas) DIA 10 Kerman - Visita al Desierto de Lut DIA 11 Kerman -Excursión a...  Leer más ...
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Fecha: Sab Nov 16, 2019 02:45 pm    Título: Re: Viajar a Irán - Itinerarios - Rutas

Yo estuve un día entero en Teherán y me dio tiempo a ver el palacio Golestán, la torre Azadi, puente Arbat, museo Nacional (arqueológico) y tesoro nacional de joyas.

En Kashan yo estuve una tarde y media mañana. Creo que con 5-6 horas tienes suficiente para ver el hamman y el bazar Ojos que se mueven

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Fecha: Sab Nov 16, 2019 02:58 pm    Título: Re: Viajar a Irán - Itinerarios - Rutas

Creo que así lo tienes bastante mejor.
No parece que te vaya a dar mucho tiempo para ver el Museo Nacional, pues el día que llegues para cuando vayas al hotel y de ahí al museo ya estará cerrado (cierran a las 17:00). La única posibilidad es que vayas muy pronto el día 2 por la mañana. Abren a las 9. Conclusión: sal más tarde hacia Kashan y asunto arreglado.
Día 11: demasiado apretado en mi opinión. Si quitas Bam puede que te de tiempo. Te en cuenta la hora en que cierran y anochece. A mí Bam me decepcionó, una vez visto Rayen, aunque he reconocer su importancia.
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Fecha: Sab Nov 16, 2019 03:22 pm    Título: Re: Viajar a Irán - Itinerarios - Rutas

Yo hice una de las excursiones que organizan en el hotel Akhavan y así sí da tiempo a ver Bam, Rayen y Mahan.

La reconstrucción de Bam queda un poco rara. Alguien me la definió como de cartón piedra, Riendo Riendo , pero es interesante.
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