Conservation and Restoration Department

Conservation and Restoration Department

Pasargad World Heritage Site, with its special historical and cultural values, has numerous works and structures, each of which presents a number of different aspects of the significance and characteristics of the site. This site is interested in public and visitors because it is part of the great history of Iran during the Achaemenid period.

Due to its historical and cultural significance, the Pasargad site was registered on the World Heritage List in 2004, and since then, conservation and restoration activities have been started, with the aim of preserving its values ​​and its particularity. In 2014, the measurement between Iran and Italy signed to help identification of erosion factors and the provision of conservation and restoration solutions to the Pasargad World Heritage Site. In this regard, the members of the Italian Institute, in collaboration with experts from Pasargadae World Heritage Site, have done a series of laboratory and research activities. The results of this collaboration, focusing on the Cyrus Tomb, Private palace and winged man, inspired many projects and research in the field of conservation and restoration.

The Department of Conservation and Restoration of Pasargadae World Heritage Site with the presence of skilled experts in the field of restoration of historical objects, restoration of historical and architectural buildings, planed many research and executive activities related to controlling the erosion of existing structures and the restoration of historical objects. These actions can be defined in three separate Parts.

Research and Training Part:

Whereas the preparation of conservation and restoration plans is related to its characteristics, and since the conservation and restoration of historic sites and outdoor objects due to the wide range of historical materials and damaging factors requires the cooperation of several experts, the infrastructure of training, apprenticeship, research and documentation has been created by providing the required equipment. The Department of Conservation and Restoration has set up its research programs on the needs of the site in several stages, which are referred to below as part of these studies:

  • study on vegetation management in Pasargad World Heritage Site
  • study on the optimal combination of Earten materials
  • study on the specific mortars of the Private palace and increasing its performance
  • study on the strengthening of sandstone methods

  • Accepting students' projects and theses in Conservation and Restoration content

  • Managing stone restoration training courses for the experts of the World Heritage sites

  • Holding Petrographic Studies training courses for conservation experts

Conservation of Historical and Cultural Properties

Conservation and restoration on sandstone of Palace P
Conservation and restoration of Winged Guardian Figure
Laboratory studies on Cyrus Tomb's Room
Organization of Islamic inscriptions and Atabaki mosque columns
conservation and conservation and Restoration of the royal garden

Conservation of Monuments:
Producing mudbrick in Pasargadae World Heritage Site
Conservation and Protection of remained structures of Tall-e Takht
Documentation of Cyrus Tomb, Palaces, Stone Tower and Tall-e Takht Structure
Displaying the exterior views of Tall-e Takht by transferring drilling mud of excavation by David Stronach