Historical Structure of Yazd Inscribed as World Heritage Site

Historical structure of Yazd, an old town with abundant adobe abodes, in a large scope comprising of different Islamic architectures from different periods, was registered as UNESCO World Heritage this Sunday morning in the meeting held in Poland. The process of its registration began ten years ago in 2007.

As one of the main cities of Zoroastrians, Yazd is famous for its Zoroastrian faith. The city is home to a Zoroastrian Fire Temple with a fire kept alight for nearly 1500 years.

Seated on the Silk Road, its distance from main cities, kept it safe from any destruction and made it a shelter for many artists and elites during wars and also a travel destination for many visitors like Marco Polo who refers to Yazd as a “good and noble city”.
The city is also well-known for its qanats, the underground waterways, and badgirs (wind catchers) to cool down the buildings. These are the prominent features keeping the city alive in the harsh climate of Yazd.

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Jameh Mosque of Yazd – Photo by Siamak Imanpoor

The historical structure of Yazd (old town) with more than 2200 hectares is the largest historical site in the world of which almost 200 hectares were registered today (9th July, 2017) as world heritage site. This structure is one of the most beautiful historical structures in the world and it is a true epitome of a live heritage where people still dwell.

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