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Iranian bloggers in action to save Iran's Heritage!

About 8 months ago Guardian journal published ” Dam is threat to Iranian Heritage”. In this article Iranian learned that “More than 100 of Iran's potentially most important but least examined archaeological sites, including fringes of Pasargadae, the city built by King Cyrus the Great, will be flooded in the next two years according to the UN, which appealed yesterday to international scientists to try to record what they can.

The flooding of the eight-mile Tang-e-Bolaghi gorge because of the construction of a dam will destroy ancient Persia's imperial road which ran from Persepolis to Pasargadae“.

Iranian Bloggers again before any Iranian site, journal or Iranian political group have started to moblize people in Iran & World. According to LogoMahi, who gave “Pasargadae Under Water”, as title to his writing, first we must inform everybody about what is going on then protest movements will become reality. Izadbanou, another blogger says nobody has right to deprive us from our history.Izadbanou has given a link to a petition against dam project .Already more than 4000 signed that.Another blogger,Man Iraniam(means I am Iranian) says our silence about this event equals the death of our civilisation.

Iranian government continues dam construction.

2 comments

  • […] Shahram Kholdi says the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights, led by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi , has taken legal action against the ministries of Oil and Energy for the protection of Pasargadae historical heritage site (this is not the actual ruins of the Pasargadae palaces, which includes the ruins the tomb of Cyrus the Great, but a wide largely unexplored area whose artefacts and archeological heritage is yet to be unearthed). Read more on Global Voices. […]

  • […] Baily & Me, an blogger based in Denmark, urges Iranian and people around the world to get mobilized to save Pasargad Plains, an archaeological site, which will be gone under water because of a dam construction. Please Read More on Global Voices […]

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