ISCARSAH team of experts to explore monuments across Iran

October 20, 2018 - 21:0

TEHRAN – A select of 13 historical monuments across Iran will be investigated by a delegation of international experts affiliated with the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH), CHTN reported.

The experts, who are coming from Italy, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Romania, Japan, Poland, Mexico, Greece and the U.S., along with their Iranian fellows will be divided into two groups in order to cover eight provinces in a tight schedule.

The experts will inspect Mausoleum of Ala al-Doleh Semnani, mausoleum of the biblical prophet Daniel, Firouzabad fire temple, Falak-ol-Aflak fortress, and the ruins of Gavmishan Bridge.

Si-o-Se-Pol which is a 17th-century bridge with 33 arches in Isfahan, Jameh Mosque of Hamedan and the UNESCO-registered sited of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System and Imam Square are amongst their other destinations. 

The tours will be commenced following a three-day workshop and conference on restoration of historical monuments that kicked off in Tehran on Saturday, the report said.

According to the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, which runs the event, the workshop is aimed to update expertise levels of Iranian attendees with the latest technology and knowledge in terms of solidification and restoration of cultural heritage.

The ISCARSAH was founded by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), which is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of the world’s monuments and sites.

Members of the ISCARSAH are composed of internationally renowned engineers, scientists, architects, specialists, and educators with representation from Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.

Teemed from corner to corner with ancient bazaars, museums, mosques, monuments, gardens, historical sites, rich natural and rural landscapes, Iran hosts some of the world’s oldest cultural monuments, including 22 UNESCO World Heritage sites.