It is a FACT that this dam will FLOOD an immense un-excavated area containing invaluable traces of our cultural heritage! and the fact that it can potentially damage Cyrus' tomb is enough for this issue to be taken seriously!
Here are links from the Islamic Republic's own self-proclaimed "Cultural Heritage News Agency":
New Challenges on the Way of Inundation of Sivand Dam
Oppositions to Inundation of Sivand Dam Still Continue
UNESCO and Heritage Experts to Hold a Meeting on Sivand Dam
Dam is threat to Iran's heritage - Unesco appeals for help as ancient sites face being flooded
Mulla Sadra Dam begins devouring ancient sites in southern Iran
Salman-e Farsi Dam to Submerge a Sassanid City
The latest pictures from Bolaghi Gorge (February 2007)
Google map-overview (Sivand Dam):
| Dr. Peiman Yusofi Azari, the head of the Iranian Forestry Office: |
The loss that will be caused by the Sivand Dam cannot be compensated by new forestation.
Sivand Dam will destroy natural environment, agriculture and archaeological treasures of Bolaghi gorge and Pasargad plains.
It also might destroy the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great
Bolaghi Gorge is one of the most important archeological site in Fars province of Iran that will be drowned after the flooding of Sivand Dam
Railway Likely to Knock Persepolis Off UNESCO’s List
Cultural genocide in the name of Islam
You can visit these sites for cultural heritage news:
The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)
Special Section on Sivand Dam:
Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)
Save Pasargad Commitee