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Tchogha Zanbil

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Factors affecting the property in 1998*
  • Management activities
  • Relative humidity
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Other Threats:

    absence of a viable method for sustainable conservation of the mud-brick structures; structural problems

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • absence of a viable method for sustainable conservation of the mud-brick structures
  • structural problems
  • heavy rainfall
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1998
Requests approved: 1 (from 1986-1986)
Total amount approved : 6,667 USD
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998

ICCROM undertook a mission to this site in March/April 1998. ICCROM will report on this mission during the session of the Bureau.

Action Required

The Bureau, based on the report that will be given at the time of the twenty-second session of the Bureau, may recommend appropriate actions to the consideration of the State Party and the Committee.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1998
22 BUR V.B.46
Tchoga Zanbil (Iran)

In view of the information provided by ICCROM and the Secretariat, the Bureau requested the Government of Iran to keep the Secretariat informed on the progress of the Japanese Trust Fund project for the conservation and management of Tchoga Zanbil, especially in relation to the urgently required measurement of the moisture content of the ziggurat of Tchoga Zanbil. This information will enable a structural analysis to be made for its appropriate conservation. The Observer of Iran thanked the Japanese authorities, UNESCO and ICCROM for their efforts to identify the problems at the site and their contribution to its protection. He also expressed the willingness of his Government to co-operate.

Report year: 1998
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 22COM (1998)

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.