powerful earthquake that hit south-east Iran december 26th 2003
had its epicentre near the ancient city of Bam. The earthquake has
left at least 40001000020000 50000 people dead, and tens of thousands
But hey, since a couple of dead Americans seem more important for the media than thousands of buried Iranians, this news probably will soon fade away.
The historic city of Bam, about 1,000 kilometres south-east
of the capital Tehran, suffered most. An important regional centre
in the 16th and 17th centuries, the city contained many ancient
buildings not built to withstand earthquakes. Its 2,000-year-old
mud-brick citadel is reported to have been severely damaged. (Source: BBC)
Last year I visited this weird and intriguing place, which may be is completely destroyed.
OF BAM, IRAN, SEPTEMBER 2002 WINDOWS
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