Wooden covers ruin Persepolis stairways

Published on March 3rd, 2010 | by Admin


Wooden covers set up to protect the stairways of Persepolis have actually caused more damage.

Humidity and lack of planning for removal of garbage dumped by visitors at the site have created ideal conditions for growth of various types of fungus, lichen, and plants under the wooden covers, the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday.

These elements ruin the stones used in construction of the stairways at the palaces of Sad-Sotun and Apadana in Persepolis.

The wooden covers were made by the Parsa and Pasargadae Research Center (PPRC) in 2006 to protect the stones of the stairs from erosion caused by visitors at the palaces.

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