Iranian petroglyphs may get World Heritage Site status



Iranian petroglyphs may get World Heritage Site status

Iranian experts believe that this will ensure the preservation and protection of these ancient artefacts and contribute to the development of regional tourism

The process of global registration of Teymar’s ancient petroglyphs is being carried out with special care. The Teymar petroglyphs are scattered across the area of Markazi, Isfahan and Lurestan provinces.

The preliminary evaluation of the World Heritage application took place at a meeting in Golpayegan attended by experts and members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

In Iran, the earliest known petroglyphs can be found in Teymara, some of which date back 40,000 years. This is reported by
Tehran Times, a partner of TV BRICS.

The carvings in Teymara come in abstract and real, including specific divisions into animal and plant figures. Animals include goats, felines, dogs, horses, camels, owls, fish, tigers, cows and birds.

Plant figures include a cedar, a pine tree and a bundle of wheat. There are also images of martial arts, magical dances, pregnant women, camel caravans and people with large hands.

Photo: Tehran Times




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