Iranian-German team monitoring Bisotun
Tehran Times / Tehran Times Culture Desk

TEHRAN -- A team of Iranian and German experts has recently been assigned to monitor the ancient site of Bisotun during an 18-month project. 

The project is aimed at improving the methods for restoring and protecting the Achaemenid site, which was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2006, Bisotun Cultural Heritage Center announced in a press release on Tuesday. 

German experts were hired due to the lack of necessary instruments and sufficient domestic experience for restoring the rock at ancient sites, Bisotun center Director Hassan Ra’ei said. 

No more details were mentioned about the German experts. 

The team is scheduled to use a 3D laser scanner to locate the existing damages to the site, he added. 

The scan will enable an expert to carry out a supplementary study on the text of the inscription and to make a replica of the bas-relief, he stated. 

Bisotun is located in western Iran, 30 kilometers east of the provincial capital Kermanshah, at the foot of the Zagros Mountains. 

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