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The Historical Port of Siraf

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Province of Bushihr
Ref.: 5195
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The historical Port of Siraf is the most important port of Iran from Sassanid period to the 4th century Hegira and there exist a large number of its properties. It proves the Iranians' mastership and genius in seafaring, international relations and interaction with other near and far cultures and civilizations.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The existing relics.

Comparison with other similar properties

The historical port of Siraf can be compared with Bishabur and its mosques comparable early Islamic mosques as well as the ancient cemetery of Shafab, hypogea comparable with hypogea in Karg Island.