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World Heritage - Cultural Sites in Iran

Meidan Emam, Esfahan

Meidan Emam, Esfahan

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


Persepolis

Persepolis

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


Tchogha Zanbil

Tchogha Zanbil

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Takht-e Soleyman

Takht-e Soleyman

Year of Inscription: 2003
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.

Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Year of Inscription: 2004 (Minor modification inscribed year: 2007)
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.

Pasargadae

Pasargadae

Year of Inscription: 2004
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Soltaniyeh

Soltaniyeh

Year of Inscription: 2005
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Bisotun

Bisotun

Year of Inscription: 2006
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

Year of Inscription: 2008
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Year of Inscription: 2009
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.

Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil

Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil

Year of Inscription: 2010
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

Year of Inscription: 2010
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

The Persian Garden

The Persian Garden

Year of Inscription: 2011
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.

Gonbad-e Qabus

Gonbad-e Qābus

Year of Inscription: 2012
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Masjed-e Jamé of Isfahan

Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan

Year of Inscription: 2012
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Year of Inscription: 2013
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Shahr-i Sokhta

Shahr-i Sokhta

Year of Inscription: 2014
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

Cultural Landscape of Maymand

The Cultural Landscape of Maymand

Year of Inscription: 2015
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.

Susa

Susa

Year of Inscription: 2015
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

The Persian Qanat

The Persian Qanat

Year of Inscription: 2016
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

World Heritage - Natural Sites in Iran

The Lut Desert

The Lut Desert

Year of Inscription: 2016
Reason of Inscription:

The natural site...

  • ...contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.
  • ...is an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.

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