Thursday, February 2, 2023

ICOMOS to Assess Iran’s Rail Corridor for Recognition as Industrial Heritage

Tehran says representatives of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will do a field survey on Iran’s cross-country rail corridor in order to register it as the country’s first industrial heritage.

“These evaluators would arrive in Iran late September or early October to carry out a field research on the case for two weeks,” Mohammad Hassan Talebian, Iran’s Deputy Cultural Heritage Minister, said in an interview with Miras-e Arya.

“ICOMOS representatives will submit their reports to the UNESCO for the global registration of the Iranian Railway Corridor as the first industrial heritage case in Iran,” he added.

Talebian further noted that the evaluators will be field-researching the case, which includes stations and railways, as well as the natural and historical heritage.

The Iran Rail Corridor case is to be presented to UNESCO to be registered as the first Iranian industrial heritage in 2020.

The registration of the old rail corridor of Iran is a matter beyond the registration of a single building and will include all stations, plus the historical, cultural and social context that stretches from the south to the north of the country.

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