19 September 2006

Karun-2 Dam continues tragedy of cultural destruction at ancient Izeh

A new tragedy is unfolding for the ancient sites of the Izeh region, as the Energy Ministry plans the construction of the Karun-2 Dam on the Sussan Plain in Khuzestan Province.
The Khuzestan Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department (KCHTD) recently sent a letter to the Energy Ministry requesting its officials begin archaeological studies before the project becomes operational on the Sussan Plain, where many Elamite, Parthian, Achaemenid, and Sassanid era sites are located.
“The studies, which will evaluate the cultural significance of the site, should be carried out by the Energy Ministry,” KCHTD director Sadeq Mohammadi told the Persian service of CHN on Monday.[...]

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