Kuh-e Khuaja

Date of Submission: 08/09/2007
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Zabol, Sistan and Baluchestan  Province
Ref.: 5184
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Covering over 5 hectares atop Kuh-e Khuaja near Zabol, stands as one of the most important Iranian historic city-fortresses and an important unfired (place) brick ensemble of pre-Islamic and early Islamic Iran in the region. It includes remains from the Parthian, Sassanid and the early Islamic periods which feature outstanding architectural decoration (frescoes and stucco carvings). Historically and artistically, this site bears quasi-religious value.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

Archaeological studies and excavations carried out in the present century and the architectural and art history studies, and extant organic values.

Comparison with other similar properties

The Citadel of Bam and the fortress of Bampur.