Fars (IP)- The Italian ambassador to Iran has travelled to Fars Province on December 8-10 to pay an official visit to the Italian-Iranian archaeological sites and meet local authorities.

Iran Press/Iran News: The main purpose of Giuseppe Perrone's visit was to inaugurate the discovery of glazed bricks bearing bull and dragons motives on the Tol-e Ajori Gate, near Persepolis, made by an Italian-Iranian archaeological mission co-directed by Professor Callieri from Bologna University and Professor Askari Chaverdi from Shiraz University. After all preservation works are completed, the Tol-e Ajori site will become the first stop for visitors to Persepolis, bearing a valuable testimony to the Italian-Iranian cooperation in cultural heritage preservation. 

During the official mission, Perrone has also visited the restoration work carried out in Persepolis by the Italian association “Restauratori Senza Frontiere”, as well as the archaeological area of Firuzabad, where Italian archaeologists have conducted archaeological surveys and are planning to develop sustainable tourism. Thanks to Bologna University, the monuments of Firuzabad have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2018.

During his stay in Shiraz, Perrone has also held official meetings with the mayor of the city and the governor of Fars province to discuss cultural initiatives and prospects for bilateral economic cooperation in different areas.

The Italian ambassador to Iran also visited the Shiraz University of Technology where he met with the President of the University to discuss opportunities for academic cooperation with Italian universities.


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