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Cultural Landscape of Maymand
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 2015
Location: Middle East, Iran, Maymand
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Other languages: Azerbaijani, Italian, Turkish
Description: Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They raise their animals on mountain pastures, living in temporary settlements in spring and autumn. During the winter months they live lower down the valley in cave dwellings carved out of the soft rock (kamar), an unusual form of housing in a dry, desert environment.  This cultural landscape is an example of a system that appears to have been more widespread in the past and involves the movement of people rather than animals. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Meymand (Persian: ميمند‎, also Romanized as Maimand; also known as Meymand-e Olya) is a city in and the capital of Meymand District, in Firuzabad County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,615, in 2,138 families. Meymand is located a few miles east of Firuzabad and about 70 miles (110 km) from Shiraz. Its population is almost wholly occupied with the manufacture and sale of rose water, which is largely exported to many parts of Iran as well as to Arabia, India and Java. Shafaq cave is located nearby. The district also produces great quantities of almonds. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia.
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