Floods Damage 37 Historical Buildings in Sistan and Baluchestan Cultural Heritage

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Floods Damage 37 Historical Buildings in Sistan and Baluchestan Cultural Heritage

Recent floods have damaged 37 historical buildings in Sistan and Baluchestan’s cultural heritage.

Mojtaba Saadatian, the deputy of cultural heritage at the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Department of Sistan and Baluchestan, stated that recent rainfall and flooding have caused damage to 37 castle structures and historical sites.

In an interview with IRNA, he referred to the damage to some of these structures as significant. He explained that the full presence of field experts and assessors has not yet been possible, but preliminary information indicates that these buildings have suffered between 10 to 40 percent damage.

He announced a 30 percent damage to the mausoleums of Suro and Shishahriz in the garden of Kant Castle in Saravan and Anushiravan Castle in Chabahar. He mentioned that the damage includes the destruction of adobe, wall collapses, water penetration, and moisture affecting these historical sites.

According to him, the castles of Heidarabad, Kash Rostam in Hamun County, Qasr-e Qand Sarbaz in Kuh-Sarbaz, Portuguese castles of Tees Naseri in Iranshahr, Bampur, Siahkooh in Sib and Suran, Espakeh in Nikshahr, and Parke Hootan Castle in Konarak are among the castles that have suffered significant damage.

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