Kermanshah historical sites unharmed by quake 

July 24, 2018

TEHRAN – A magnitude 5.9 quake that rattled parts of the western province of Kermanshah on Sunday caused no damage to historical sites across the province.

“Fortunately, the earthquake caused no damage to the museums, historical monuments and sites of Kermanshah province,” CHTN quoted provincial tourism chief Jalil Balaei as saying on Sunday.

The incident injured nearly 130 people while no fatalities were reported.

Iran is crisscrossed by major geological fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

Last November, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the province on the Iran–Iraq border, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands, it also inflicted minor damage to several of its historic and heritage sites.

Kermanshah embraces a variety of awe-inspiring historical sites including Bisotun and Taq-e Bostan, both on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

PHOTO: A view of Bisotun, a UNESCO-registered bas-relief in Kermanshah province

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