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11/29/06

Qeshm Island's Historic Kharbas Caves to be Delimited

By Maryam Tabeshian

Dated to the Median Empire (728 BC-550 BC), Qeshm Island's natural coral caves will be delimited by regional experts.


Karbas Natural Caves, Qeshm Island

Tehran, 28 November 2006 (CHN) -- Qeshm Free Zone Organization is to revive and delimit the historic Kharbas caves of Qeshm Island which were formed naturally more than 2800 years ago due to receding of the water level.

Announcing this news, Mohammad-Ebrahim Larijani, the Organization's deputy director in tourism, said that the purpose behind the new project is to prevent vehicles and motorcycles to pass close to these caves.

Larijani also announced the start of another project to improve the caves' surrounding area for tourists who visit this southern Iranian Island. He said that the area will be enclosed by fences and illuminated by several lighting apparatuses.

Located in the Persian Gulf, Qeshm Island was once an important center for trade in the region, connecting Iran to India, China and Africa. The historic caves of Kharbas (also written Kharbaz) are only one of the Island's most visited tourism sites.

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