Iran, Italy Start Restoration Work in Pasargadae

A team of Iranian and Italian experts have kicked off the restoration of Pasargadae in Iran’s Fars province.

According to a report by Mehr, as edited by IFP, the Director General of Iran’s Bureau of International Databases Farhad Azizi said Iran and Italy have been cooperating for more than a year and a half to restore the historical constructions of Pasargadae.

This year, he added, the Italian delegation in collaboration with their Iranian counterparts have started field works to study and protect the palace of Cyrus the Great and Winged Figure.

Iranian and Italian experts of renovation, architecture, physics, chemistry, documentation, biology and geology discussed the problems of the site’s stone monuments and the ways to protect them.

The Italian and Iranian teams kicked off cooperation according to an agreement signed between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), The National Institute for Conservation and Restoration (ISCR) and Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

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