Saturday, December 3, 2022

Golchin House – A Monument to Old Dezful

Golchin historical house is a valuable attraction in Dezful, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. Dezful is known as the ‘City of Bricks’ in light of its unique architectural decorations.

It is located in the ancient part of Dezful, which boasts 28 ancient districts with over 140 nationally registered monuments including mosques, bathhouses and mausoleums.

Golchin House, which has been registered on the National Heritage List, is in dire need of renovation. The house has a small yard which decorated with beautiful geometric brickwork.

Najmeh Morous-Nouri, a member of Dezful Cultural Heritage Lovers Society, said that proper planning for the town’s historical monuments could help preserve them and boost tourism, particularly in the city’s ancient districts.

Khuzestan Province has over 10,000 national and global historical monuments. It is also home to numerous archeological sites and ancient hills. Archeological excavations have been carried out in parts of this province, but huge areas remain undiscovered. The earliest traces of human settlement in Khuzestan date back to the prehistoric era, at least 10,000 years ago.

Khuzestan Plain was part of the kingdom of the Elamites. Excavations have discovered important relics belonging to the of the Achaemenid, Arsacide and Sassanid dynasties.


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