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The Historical City of Maybod

The Historical City of Maybod is part of the Tentative list of Iran in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines 30.07.17

The Historical City of Maybod (T) by bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

With the recent inscription of Yazd, I am not quite sure how Maybod, another silk road desert city in the same region, would be able to position itself differently and subsequently provide a fresh perspective/OUV to the list.

Highlights of the old city include the 2,000 year old Narin castle, an intact ice house, working qanats, a few badgirs, what is perhaps the most beautiful dovecote in all of Persia, and the Shah Abassi caravanserai, which also happens to be a component of the Persian Caravanserai - TWHS and quite possibly a part of the Silk Route - TWHS of Iran as well.

Interestingly, I have observed that inscribing a site more than once seems to be something that Iran enjoys doing, i.e., Pasargadae - Persian Garden, Yazd - Persian Garden - Persian Qanat, Bam - Persian Qanat, as well as many others still brewing in the T-list. Maybod can easily be reached as part of a regular day tour offered in Yazd.


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