Korit is one of the oldest villages in Tabas, dating back to more than a thousand years ago. This historical attraction of Iran had valuable historical monuments before the devastating earthquake that hit the region in 1978.

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred on September 16 destroying the old and historic village of Korit which was a very beautiful and lovely place. The damage of the earthquake can be clearly seen all across the village. Tabas earthquake left more than 20,000 people killed including the residents of Korit village, but nobody knows the exact number of the victims in the village.

The village was moved to a new place next to the old one after the earthquake; while its remnants were abandoned in a semi-ruined state. This place is considered by many as a tourist destination and historical attraction, especially for its water reservoirs that belong to Afsharid dynasty.

Here are ISNA’s photos of the historical village:

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