EghtesadOnline: Uramanat Cultural Landscape, a village in Uraman Takht rural district in Sarvabad County, Kurdestan Province, has become Iran's 26the world heritage site, after the World Heritage Committee voted in favor of its inscription during the committee’s 44th session held online in Fuzhou (China).
UNESCO announced the decision in a tweet on Tuesday.
It is considered a source of original Iranian and rich Kurdish art and culture from the days of yore. Thanks to the preservation of its heritage, architecture and a unique traditional religious ceremony, namely Pir Shalyar, Uraman Takht Village is known as one of Iran’s most impressive villages.
Located at an altitude of 1,450 meters above sea level, the village enjoys mild weather in spring and summer, and cold weather during fall and winter. Uraman is a vast and mountainous area of Zagros, which includes the entire south of Kurdestan Province, and Uraman Takht Village is a part of it.
The roof of each house forms the yard of the upper one and the walls are made without using any mortar, just by artistically putting pieces of stone on top of one another. The most frequently used materials in the construction of buildings are stone and wood, and the wood is usually from walnut or plane trees.