UNESCO Chief Visits World Heritage Site of 'Arg-e-Bam'

UNESCO Chief Visits World Heritage Site of 'Arg-e-Bam'

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova, on Sunday visited the largest adobe building in the world known as ‘Arg-e-Bam’, located in Bam, a city in Iran's southeastern province of Kerman.

Bokova, who is in Iran to visit the country’s world heritage sites, arrived in Bam and the town of Baravat in the central district of Bam county this morning.

She also visited the process of reconstruction of quake-hit city and its historic Arg.

More than 80 percent of the citadel was destroyed by the 2003 Earthquake in Bam.

As a World Heritage Site, several countries are cooperating in the reconstruction. Japan, Italy, and France are among countries which cooperated from the beginning.

Bokova is scheduled to travel to two other Iranian cities of Shiraz and Isfahan in coming days.

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