Friday, 4 December 2009

1208 IR - Bam and its Cultural Landscape (2007)

Brief Description

"Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments. The existence of life in the oasis was based on the underground irrigation canals, the qanāts, of which Bam has preserved some of the earliest evidence in Iran. Arg-e Bam is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers (Chineh)."


"巴姆地处伊朗高原东南边缘的沙漠环境中。它的起源可以 追溯到波斯阿赫美尼德王朝(公元前6世纪到公元前4世纪)。巴姆古城地处重要的贸易路线十字路口,以生产丝绸和棉制服装而闻名于世。公元7世纪到公元11 世纪时,达到鼎盛时期。沙漠绿洲中生命的存在依赖地下灌溉渠(qanāts),对此,巴姆古城保留了一些伊朗最早的证据。巴姆城堡是使用本地的泥土技术修 建中世纪要塞城镇的代表性范例。"

Source UNESCO WH website

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