Steven Collins
August 12, 2008
This blog has periodically documented that Iran’s Islamic government is systematically destroying non-Islamic archaeological sites. Iran’s mullahs deem such pre-Islamic sites as being “impure” somehow. The link below documents that Iran is in the process of destroying a large archaeological site which contains relics of the Parthian and Sassanian Persian Empires. It is also apparent in other reports that important Achaemenid Persian artifacts and monuments are also being destroyed or allowed to decay via neglect.
It is sad to see such valuable historical sites being destroyed as they contain important information about mankind’s history. Little has been preserved in modern textbooks re: the massive Parthian Empire, and now even artifacts from that time are being destroyed.