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Iran's UNESCO World Heritages


  • Date of Submission: 2009
  • State, Region or Province: Khuzestan Province
  • Category: Cultural 
  • Ref: 1315

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar is an ancient city, about 92 kilometers far from Ahvaz, the centre of the Khuzestan province. During the Sassanian era, it was an island city on the Karun river and selected to become the summer capital. However this masterpiece of creative genius and civil engineering structure, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C.

it was probably effected by the Petra dam and tunnel and also by Roman engineering. Worth notably that the Shushtar hydraulic system has been introduced not only a Wonder of the World not only by the Persians but also by the Arab-Muslims at the peak of their civilization.

List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

Tentative List

   

  • Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan 
  • Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin 
  • Firuzabad Ensemble 
  • Shush
  • Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
  • Tape Sialk
  • Susa
  • The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)
  • Taq-e Bostan
  • The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village) 
  • Kuh-e Khuaja
  • Shahr-e Sukhteh 
  • Persepolis and other relevant buildings
  • The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan

  • Historic Monument of Kangavar
  • The Historical Structure of Yazd
  • The Historical City of Maybod
  • The Historical Port of Siraf
  • Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar
  • The Historical Village of Abyaneh 
  • Bastam and Kharghan
  • The Historical Texture of Damghan
  • The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar
  • Kaboud Mosque
  • Tous Cultural Landscape
  • The Historical City of Masouleh
  • The Complex of Izadkhast
  • Cultural Landscape of Alamout
  • Qanats of Gonabad
  • Zozan
  • Khorramabad Valley
  • Jiroft 
  • Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin

  • Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan
  • The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat 
  • Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) 
  • Qeshm Island
  • Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)
  • Arasbaran Protected Area
  • Sabalan
  • Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge
  • Alisadr Cave 
  • Silk Route (Also as Silk Road)
  • The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh
  • The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province
  • Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure
  • Hegmataneh
  • The Collection of Historical Bridges
  • Touran Biosphere Reserve
  • Hamoun Lake 
  • Harra Protected Area
  • Damavand  

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