IJCH 2015 Vol.1(2): 105-109 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2015.1.2.020

Theoretical Studies to Perform a Conservation Management Method in Cultural Landscapes, with Particular Reference to Takhte Soleyman, Tekab, Iran

Nina Almasifar and Aryan Amirkhani
Abstract—Cultural Landscape Conservation is an orderly process through restoring and preserving cultural and natural identity of historical sites which raises the perception and knowledge of values. The process of heritage conservation includes analytical study, recording of information, evaluation and the ultimate management. Historical landscape is a symbol of civilization and cultural identity of the ancestors which gives meaning to the lives of its people. Therefore, any efforts through representing and protecting it, lead to the permanence of ancient culture and traditions. The purpose of this research is surveying the ancient history and rehabilitation of Takhte Soleyman Cultural Landscape – on the basis of world Heritage conservation service principles – which includes physical contents such as paths, gardens, watermill, and the oral literature, e.g. stories, legends, songs and indigenous beliefs with regard to potential and current limitations. To achieve the aim, providing the required facilities of tourists and researchers and anticipating the future needs could be considered as a step to protect the cultural and natural components. The research results provide a method to practical process of cultural landscape restoration and rehabilitation with emphasis on historical and natural identity of the sites.

Index Terms—Rehabilitation, cultural landscape, takht-e-soleyman, UNESCO, ICOMOS charts.

The authors are with the Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: ninaalmasifar@yahoo.com, aryan.amirkhani@gmail.com).

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Cite: Nina Almasifar and Aryan Amirkhani, "Theoretical Studies to Perform a Conservation Management Method in Cultural Landscapes, with Particular Reference to Takhte Soleyman, Tekab, Iran," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 105-109, 2015.

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