Mud City of Bam: Reminiscent of the Formidable Persian Life

Mud City of Bam: Reminiscent of the Formidable Persian Life

Built completely of mud bricks, the ancient city of Bam in south-eastern Iran takes you back to the remarkable life of the Persians thousands of years ago. Would you visit the mud city before it is entirely gone?

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Built completely of mud bricks, the ancient city of Bam in south-eastern Iran takes you back to the remarkable life of the Persians thousands of years ago. This fortified city lies on the outskirts of the vast Dasht-i-L.t desert, 350 kilometres west of the modern day Pakistan and 450 kilometres north of the Persian Gulf.

Dating back to early Sassanian times, Bam prospered while maintaining its glory as a commercial and trading centre on the famous Silk Road. Due to Afghan invasions and other enemy attacks, Bam slowly declined and later abandoned by its inhabitants.

Intensive restoration work began in early 1950’s but the mud city was devastated by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in 2003 which killed more than 26,000 people and almost destroyed everything. Despite the great ordeal, Bam city still remains Iran’s most treasured historical site. To help restore and preserve its remains, UNESCO inscribed “Bam and its Cultural Landscape” on the list of World Heritage in Danger in 2004.

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.

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