UNESCO recognizes Iranian Kurdistan's Hawraman as World Heritage Site

  2021-07-28 11:28      680 View Count        Comment

On Tuesday, Jul 27, UNESCO World Heritage Committee ruled a decree to recognize Hawraman rural landscape in eastern Kurdistan as a World Heritage Site.
The ancient historical view, the special pattern of construction and, the villagers’ lifestyle made the area to be considered a global archaeological site since 2016.
Hawraman is known for its stepped village houses in the foothills, its climate, traditions, clothes, handworks and special foods. The area is located in eastern Kurdistan in both Sinai and Kermanshah provinces, and part of it lying in southern Kurdistan.

Hawraman is a mountainous region located within the provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah in western Iran and in north-eastern Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The main part of the Hawraman region is located in Iran and encompasses two components of the Central-Eastern Valley (Zhawaro and Takht, in Kurdistan Province); and the Western Valley (Lahon, in Kermanshah Province).

The mode of human habitation in these two valleys has been adapted over millennia to the rough mountainous environment. Tiered steep-slope planning and architecture, gardening on dry-stone terraces, livestock breeding, and seasonal vertical migration are among the distinctive features of the local culture and life of the semi-nomadic Hawrami Kurdish people who dwell in lowlands and highlands during different seasons of each year.

Edited by: PUKNOW



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