Iran’s Historic City Yazd Inscribed as UNESCO Heritage Site

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 23:38

UNESCO has placed the city of Yazd in Iran on World Heritage List.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selected Yazd in Iran as a World Heritage Site at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in Poland’s Krakow.

The historical structure of Yazd is comprised of Islamic architectural elements in a collection of public-religious sites extending over different periods of history in harmonious combination with climatic conditions.

Iran’s UNESCO-listed cities, such as Shahr-e-Soukhteh, are all uninhabited, which would make Yazd the first city on the coveted list inhabited by a large population. Iran currently has 21 world heritage sites, more than any other country in the Middle East.

Iran nominated Arasbaran Protected Zone in East Azarbaijan Province and the historical city of Yazd for 2017 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing.

The 41st session of UNSCO’s World Heritage Committee was held in Krakow, Poland, on Sunday, July 9.

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