Iran's Persian Garden inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend /
Iran's Persian Garden is one of six sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, the organization's official website reported.
The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, pavilions and walls, as well as sophisticated irrigation systems. They have influenced the art of garden design as far as India and Spain.
UNESCO inscribed five Iranian elements on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2010.
The music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan region, the Pahlevani and Zurkhaneh sport, the Iranian passion play tazieh, the traditional skills of carpet weaving in the Fars region, and the traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan were all registered on the list during the Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee in Nairobi from Nov.15 to 19.
In 2009, Novruz and the titles and items of the radifs in Iranian music were inscribed on UNESCO's List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.