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The Evaluation by UNESCO for Travelers to Southern Khorasan

Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of the County of Southern Khorasan announced: UNESCO evaluates travelling to Southern Khorasan in order to complete the nomination file subterranean Baladeh of Ferdows in Southern Khorasan to record in the World Heritage.

From the report of the Public Relations Department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of the County of Southern Khorasan; Mr. Ramazani, the Director General of Cultural Heritage said, "Very soon the UNESCO evaluators will travel to Southern Khorasan with the Deputy of Cultural Heritage of Iran, and this visit is to assess the field and record the Baladeh Subterran in the World Heritage.
He stated that the Baladeh Aqueduct with the Registration Number 30,161 in the historic Town of Toon shows human ingenuity and creativity, which from many years ago until now the men who created it, kept and maintained it all this time and of course, adding to the richness of its cultural and technology this place is remarkable and very important.
The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of the County of Southern Khorasan said, "In the construction of this aqueduct valuable technology, such as making the dark subterranean water, special division of the water, using the agricultural calendar and integrated management of human resources and global registration have priority and importance".
It is said; the long route of the running water of Baladeh is known as the Shah Joo Canal and has 10 stations with different efficiencies.
Also according to Mr. Mohammad Hassan Talebian, The Assistant of the Cultural Heritage Organization, Handicraft and
Tourism of the country, "We have 11 cases of living subterranean in Iran which have been sent to UNESCO for record in the World Heritage.
The water of Baladeh consists of 15 aqueducts and 2 springs that are from ancient times which pass through the middle of the eastern mountains of Ferdows. This water runs for about 35 km where thirsty plains and gardens are watered.The one creative solution over the years was to protect it against the threats of the water becoming muddy. The purpose was to take canal water to the large canal of Shah Joo and flow through the clay fields that were troubled with high concentration and then join it to the large canal of Shah Joo and finally all the water became dark water.

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