Press TV -- A 4500-year-old cypress tree in Iran's southeastern province of
Yazd is to be soon
protected as one of the world's biggest living organisms.
Department of Environment of Yazd Province hopes to have this colossal tree
protected from being damaged or destroyed.
Photo Source: Old Gardens,
The tree, gracefully standing in the city of Abarku, located in the southwest of
the Yazd Province is one of the region's seven historical and natural sites and
is nominated to be added to the World Heritage list.
Russian scientist Alexander Rouf has estimated the tree's age to be between 4000
and 4500 years, and with a height of 25 meters and a trunk 11.5 meters around,
this massive tree definitely deserves preservation and a chance to shine on the
list of world heritage.
Thousands of other historical sites attract tourists to Yazd, home to the
largest population of Zoroastrians in Iran. Zoroaster was the ancient prophet of
the Persians who preached the peaceful Zoroastrian religion based on humanity
and goodwill, still widely practiced today in Iran.
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