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Iran's UNESCO World Heritages


  • Date of Submission: 1979
  • State, Region or Province: Khuzestan Province
  • Category: Cultural 
  • Ref: 113

Tchogha Zanbil 

Chogha Zanbil is the first Iranian site which inscribed on the UNECSO World Heritage list in 1979. The Tchogha Zanbil was constructed about 1250 BC by the King Untash Napirisha in an ancient Elamite complex in modern day in the Khuzestan province of Iran. It was built mainly to honor Inshushinak the great God.

The ensemble contains the preserved and the the largest ziggurats of Mesopotamia. The first enclosure contains the temonos In origin, while and the second enclosure, trapezoidal in form, delimits a vast, almost empty zone.
 the temple located at the centre in a cube building, related to the Sumerian god Inshushinak. Also Ishnikarab and Kiririsha temples are situated on the north-western side of the ziggurat 

The contemporary ziggurat is approximately 25 m high, since the last two stages, have been damaged which originally rose to a height of 60 m.



 

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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