Iran's Bam removed from List of World Heritage in Danger
The World Heritage Committee has decided to remove Iran's Bam from the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Monday, Xinhua reported
Bam was inscribed on this list in 2004, shortly after it was struck by a major earthquake.
"The Committee has now noted that remains of the desert citadel had been sufficiently stabilized and its management was sound enough for the site to be declared safe."
Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments.
The World Heritage Committee opened its 37th session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last Sunday. The 12-day session will be devoted to the inscription of new sites on the World Heritage List, and also to a review of the conservation of properties already on the List.
Particular attention will be paid to the World Heritage sites of Mali and of Syria, del Buey said.