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The Reconstruction of the Citadel of Tabas

The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Office of tabas gave information that: 'The southern fence of the Government Citadel of Tabas is under repair and reconstruction'.

From a report from the Public Relations Department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Administration of Southern Khorasan, Mr. Behbahani added: ""The Government Citadel of tabas with an area of 15,804 square meters was registered on the National List with the No. 2305 on the 8th April 1999, and the date of this monument according to the evidence and historical documents dates back to the pre- Islam era and that is why this place has at various times has undergone various changes".
He continued: ""After the tragic earthquake in 1978, except for this monument and water reservoirs of the town, all the Monuments and Historic Buildings of tabas like the School with two minarets (Do- Manareh), the Great Mosque (Jame), the Indoor Market, The Khan Garden and Building were completely destroyed and reduced to rubble, unfortunately, the earthquake also destroyed the buildings inside the citadel and part of the fence"".
The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism said: "Measures such as the removal of debris, building repairs and part of the fence had been built over a long period of time when tabas was a part of Great Khorasan"".
Mr. Behbahani said: ""Fortunately, after the accession of tabas to Southern Khorasan, with the full support of the Department of Health (Matboue) and the creation of a code and line of credit from national sources, every year a considerable reputation dedicated to the repair of Citadel of tabas, where in the last fiscal year amounted to one million rials and in the year of 2014 amounted to 800 million rials have been sent to repair visible walls of the internal courtyard, plinth Chinese wall, the reconstruction of the southern fence, brick grinding, plaster and thatching".
He added: "Due to the appearance of improper parts of the fence of the Citadel of tabas, the priority development activities on this work, will be including the completion of the fence".

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