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Topic: Arg Bam

  Bam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bam (Persian: بم), pronounced [bæm], is a city in southern Iran, in Kerman Province, south of city of Kerman and north of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Bam is built around the ancient fortress of Arg-é Bam, an extensive adobe structure and a World Heritage Site which has guarded the Silk Road for over 2,000 years.
Before the 2003 earthquake the official population count of the city was of around 78,400, it is estimated that 10% of the population remained in the months after the earthquake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bam   (1116 words)

Bam, a small town by the famous Silk Road, is connected to the coast of the Persian Gulf.
The area of the citadel, Arg-e Bam, is 180000 square meters enclosed with a fence of 6 or 7 meters high and 1815 meters long.
The citadel, Arg-e Bam, is located at the center of the city, which is the highest part.
www.iranaccess.com /iraninfo/tourismattract/arg-ebam.htm   (597 words)

 Arg-é Bam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arg-é Bam (ارگ بم in Persian, "Bam citadel") was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman province of southeastern Iran.
Larger than nearby Arg-é Rayen, the area of Bam Citadel is approximately 180,000 square meters, and it is surrounded by gigantic walls 6-7 metres high and 1815 metres long.
Bam Citadel was probably, prior to the 2003 earthquake, the biggest adobe structure in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arg-%C3%A9_Bam   (878 words)

 Bam (SE Iran) earthquake of 26 December 2003, Mw6.5: A Preliminary Reconnaissance Report
The focal depth of the Bam earthquake of 26/12/2003 is estimated to be 8km (based on a S-P estimation on the records obtained from the mainshock).
The Bam fault with a near north-south direction passes from the vicinity of the city of Bam (less that 1km distance to the east of Bam, and between the cities of Bam and Baravat (Figure-2).
The epicenter was in Bam, a city of 80,000, with 200,000 in the surrounding area, in southern Iran, 620 miles southeast of Teheran.
www.iiees.ac.ir /English/bank/bam/bam_report_english_recc.html   (1856 words)

 International Symposium on Telecommunications
Arg is the gem of Iranian historical sites and is one of the most beautiful buildings of the Ashkanian era.
The outer fence of the Arg was surrounded by a moat.
Arg has a main route from the south to the ruler's palace, two parallel passes and a few rows of shops on the eastern and western sides.
www.itrc.ac.ir /ist2003/bam.php   (546 words)

 THE IRANIAN: History of Bam, Hedieh Azad
The material used in the construction of the citadel are mud brick, clay, straw, and trunks of palm trees.
Bam was a major commercial and trading town on the famous Spice Road, a major tributary of the Silk Road, connecting trade routes from India, through Iran to Central Asia and China.
Bam was also a major textile producer, known for its fine fabrics all through the Islamic world.
www.iranian.com /History/2000/October/Bam   (1063 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bam is a city in southern Iran, in Kerman province.
The USGS estimated its magnitude as 6.6 on the Richter scale.
According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, the Bam Citadel (Arg-é Bam) was "levelled to the ground".
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/b/ba/bam.html   (505 words)

 Tourism attractin in Kerman Province ::: ITTO.org :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
But Bam is known all through the world for a different aspect of it: Arg-e-Bam or the ancient citadel and the ruins of the ancient town surrounding it.
It is noteworthy that Bam was a male commercial and trading town on the famous (Spice Road), a major tributary of the (Silk Road), connecting India, the Indian Ocean, the Omman - or the Arabian-sea, and the Persian Gulf to that main road of wealth of wealth and trade in the middle Ages.
Bam was also a major center of textile industry in those days, known for its differnt fine fabrics all through the Islamic world.
www.itto.org /attraction/attraction.asp?status=showattraction&attractid=Ar65   (1381 words)

 Iran Zamin
Bam is located 193 Kms, to the southeast of Kerman in the plain, between the Jebal-e-Barez and Kabudi Mountains, on the Silk Road.
Arg, admeasuring 6 sq., Kms, is located on a 61-meter high stone hill.
Arg has a main gate from the south to the ruler's palace, two parallel passes and a few rows of shops on the eastern and western sides.
dooroodiran.blogspot.com /2003_12_21_dooroodiran_archive.html   (3319 words)

 The Travel Rag - Bam, Iran: an axis far from evil  Ryan Pyle  travels to Iran, a nation cast by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ancient Bam, or the Arg-é-Bam, at its peak of political, economic, and military power had some 11,000 citizens living in 400 houses within its city walls, which still stand much the way they did hundreds of years ago.
Bam, on the other hand, clearly displays the imprints of over 2000 years of continuous history.
Bam is famous for, and a major producer of, the very best date fruits in all of Iran.
www.thetravelrag.com /docs/10006.asp   (1793 words)

 BAM (Arg-Bam), Kerman at Best Iran Travel.com
The original city of Bam and Arg Bam were founded in the Sassanian Period (224-651).
On December 26, 2003, the city of Bam was hit by a 6.4 earthquake.
The devastating earthquake was caused by the rupture of a rare, hidden fault that is invisible at the surface, scientists said.
www.bestirantravel.com /sights/kerman/bam.html   (189 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Bam earthquake, Mandana Farmanfarmaian
I have been both in the San Francisco earthquake of 1989, and in the Los Angeles quake of 1995 still Bam was something else.
Granted the buildings and architectures of Bam is more fragile that in the states but this disaster is unbelievable.
Bam apparently was the center of smugglers from drugs and alcohol to woman selling and prostitution.
www.iranian.com /Bam/2004/August/MF   (1021 words)

 Muslim American Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The announcement of the toll, which previously stood at between 30,000 and 35,000 dead, was given during Khamenei's second tour of the destroyed southeastern city aimed at accelerating relief and reconstruction efforts, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Recovery crews in Bam have continued to pull out bodies as they work to clear away the rubble from the city, 80 percent of which was flattened by a predawn quake, demolishing most of its mud-brick houses.
"The new Bam should be dignified, proud and solid," Khamenei was quoted as saying, before he took a tour of the hastily-dug mass graves containing the bodies of the dead and carried out his prayers at the site.
www.masnet.org /aroundworld.asp?id=837   (567 words)

 Map of Iran, Earthquake in Bam- Iran,World Map, Maps of World. Map in News
People of Bam were jolted by a disastrous earthquake on the early hours of Wednesday Morning, 26th December.
Bam is at a moderate distance of 350 km West of its neighbour Pakistan and 450 km North of the Persian Gulf.
Arg - e - Bam is a Pilgrimage centre.
www.mapsofworld.com /iran-earthquake01.htm   (437 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Perhaps this national attention to the cultural-historic identity of Bam stands foremost in the history of earthquakes in Iran because the citadel of Bam is one of the country's most cherished historic monuments, which was devastated by this earthquake.
It was only then that Citadel of bam was remembered and it was only during the past decade that it gradually regained its past popularity and attracted the attention of the Iranian society to the efforts of its scholarly minds.
The citadel of Bam is a combination of ode and epic, a poem filled with charming anecdotes and diptychs, which embodies this nation's book of poems.
argebam.ir /english/class.asp?id=390   (683 words)

 Bam Earthquake Reconnaissance Report: Seismological Aspects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The surface fissures are observed in the cities of Baravat and along the area between Bam and Baravat.
The macroseismic intensity was I0=IX in Bam and VIII in Baravat and VII in New-Arg (Arg-e Jadid) of Bam.
a) The fissures nearby Baravat, b) the fissure that rutured the road from Bam to Baravat, and c) the fissures in the foot of the fault scarp of the Bam fault.
www.mehdizare.com /bam_eq_seismological.htm   (1437 words)

 UNESCO in action: cultureIran: Glimmers of hope in Bam: UNESCO
Those who were in Bam in the days following the catastrophe speak of “destruction on a scale that is hard to describe,” of a city that “looked like Ground Zero.” Yet even as the most pressing needs of survivors were being met, the possibility of repairing this jewel of Iran’s heritage began to take shape.
The citadel that used to stand within the Old City of Bam, which adjoins a new city by the same name, is 300 metres long and 200 metres wide.
The prosperous trading along the Silk Road and Bam’s strategic position close to the Pakistan border made the city extremely rich, as is evident in the opulence of its extraordinary buildings.
portal.unesco.org /en/ev.php-URL_ID=21184&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (798 words)

 BAM - Iran's Ancient City, over 2000 years old, destroyed in Eaqrthquake of December 26, 2003
Bam, Iran - December 26 2003, 5:27 AM A powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran on December 26, 2003, killing over 43,000 people, injured 20,000, left 60,000 homeless and destroyed much of the city of Bam.
Bam prospered because of pilgrims visiting its Zoroastrian fire temple (dating to early Sassanian times) and as a commercial and trading center on the famous Silk Road.
Bam declined in importance following an invasion by Afghans in 1722 and another by invaders from the region of Shiraz in 1810.
www.farsinet.com /bam   (1433 words)

 Bam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Virtually all of the economy of Bam is based on the production and export of dates, claimed to be the best in the entire Middle East.
Bam is connected by road and rail with Kerman, 200 km west and Zahedan, 250 km east.
Bam's main attraction was until 2003 the old city of Bam, a well preserved ruined city dating 1,700 years back in time.
www1.i-cias.com /e.o/bam.htm   (253 words)

 Bam and its Cultural Landscape - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau.
Criterion (ii): Bam developed at the crossroads of important trade routes at the southern side of the Iranian high plateau, and it became an outstanding example of the interaction of the various influences.
Criterion (v): The cultural landscape of Bam is an outstanding representation of the interaction of man and nature in a desert environment, using the qanats.
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=1208   (328 words)

 Medical NGOs @ Bam
A ceremony is to be held in the destroyed Iranian city of Bam to mark the earthquake that struck the city one year ago and celebrate its inclusion on UNESCO's...
People in Bam are still suffering from the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake that struck the town one year ago.
Bam, Kerman prov, Dec 23, IRNA -- By arrival of President Mohammad Khatami in the city of Bam, the Kerman-Bam railroad was officially inaugurated and put into...
bamhealth.blogspot.com   (1642 words)

 Major Active Faults of Iran:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Initial reports say as many as 4,000 have been killed and 30,000 injured; 60 per cent of the homes in Bam - a city of 80,000 some 1000km (640 miles) southeast of Tehran -, is believed to have been leveled.
Bam was not built to withstand an earthquake, even though fault lines crisscross Iran.
Adding to the crisis, both hospitals in Bam were destroyed in the earthquake, forcing people to seek medical attention in the provincial capital of Kerman.
mae.ce.uiuc.edu /Archive/story/Iran0104.html   (1146 words)

 Citidel of Arg Bam Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The ancient Citadel of Arg Bam, located in the heart of the Iranian desert, on the edge of the silk road, in the province of Kerman, survived invasions, wars, and time.
The next day, we drove from New Arg Bam resort to the city of Bam, the city of narrow alleys, palm groves and citrus gardens, and then we drove to the Citadel of Arg Bam.
Arg Bam was built on an igneous rock hill, covering an area of about 240,000 square meters of mud-brick, seven levels high, each dedicated to a specific social order.
www.mysticiran.com /photos.htm   (1198 words)

Bam is built around the ancient fortress of Arg-é Bam, an extensive adobe structure which has guarded the Silk Road for over 2000 years.
The modern city of Bam, which surrounds the citadel, has a population of around 78,400 (this number is very uncertain, see "2003 Earthquake" section and IRINNews links).
The total death toll was given as 41,000 on January 17 but the latest estimate from Teheran has halved previous estimates to 26,271 deaths.
www.askfactmaster.com /Bam   (1048 words)

 Japan to donate 112 million yen to rebuild Iran's Arg-e Bam
Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA -- Japan is to extend a cultural grant of 112 million Japanese yen (9.4 billion rials) to Iran for the reconstruction of the ancient citadel of Arg-e Bam, southeastern Iran, which was ruined by a killer quake in December 2003, it was reported on Sunday.
The grant is the continuation of donations and contributions made by the government, NGOs and people of Japan after Bam earthquake on December 26, 2003 which killed tens of thousands and razed the city of Bam, in Kerman province, to the ground.
Arg-e Bam is the largest adobe structure in the world and one of the most beautiful historical sites in Iran, said the Japanese diplomat after signing the note.
www.payvand.com /news/05/jan/1213.html   (431 words)

 Bam Earthquake at Best Iran Travel.com
In Bam, the organization is finding sponsors for the neediest children while providing assistance to all children through the distribution of blankets, dolls, toys, milk, biscuits, oranges and other items lacking amongst the victims.
The organization is focusing on 11 villages surrounding Bam that have sustained the highest levels of damage.
It focuses on the rural population surrounding Bam, in particular the orphans and young girls who are particularly vulnerable given the region's propensity for human trafficking and drug smuggling.
www.bestirantravel.com /sights/kerman/bamearthquake.html   (1139 words)

 Page of the province of kerman
Baft, Sujan, Bardseer, Bam, Jiroft, Rafsanjan, Zarand, Shahr-e-Babak, Kerman and Kahnouj are Kerman's townships.
Writings from the Islamic period and the architectural and archeological studies indicate that the Arg belonged to the period before the Sassanid rule and probably to the Ashkanian era.
The first meeting of the History of Iran's Architecture and Urbanization was recently held in Arg-e Bam.
salamiran.org /CT/Tourism/Map/kerman   (1412 words)

 Iran Earthquake
The famous fortress, Arg-e Bam, was destroyed in the quake at 5:26/52 AM (0156/52 UTC), where 26 is for Political Babylon and 52 is for a wall.
The Bam earthquake represents the destruction of Babylon by an earthquake (Revelation 16:17-19)
Thus, the destruction of Bam, the cosmic stronghold in Iran, by an earthquake represents the destruction of Babylon the Great by an earthquake angel in the Tribulation.
www.biblenews1.com /history3/20031226.htm   (792 words)

 UNESCO allocates over dlrs four million to rebuild Arg-e Bam
Arg-e Bam, the oldest and biggest adobe citadel in the world, was completely destroyed by the killer quake.
UNESCO wanted to tell the Iranian nation, the people in Bam in particular, that the city was not ignored rather, it is in the focus of world attention.
The people in Bam will be presented with registration certificates of 'Arg-e Bam' and 'the garden of Bam' by the world heritage body, the Algerian archaeologist added.
www.payvand.com /news/04/dec/1213.html   (309 words)

 Travel to Iran, Kerman- attractions, hotels, tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The mineral springs of Abareq and Dah Sheykh, near the cities of Bam and Baft respectively, with suitable facilities for bathing, can be used all the year round.
Bam is a city of great antiquity,200 kms south-east of Kemran.Dates,citrus fruits and henna are the most important crope cultivated in Bam.Dating fom 2000 years ago,it was city of Bam.called Arg-e-Bam,are of great attraction.
A complex called new Arg has been recently built 8 kms east of the ancien Arg.ecreational facilities such as awimming pools sports fields and a manage on the one hand,and easy access to the airport of Bam nd suitable hotel accommodation on the other,make it a point of great attraction for tourists.
irantrip.com /Iran/Kerman.htm   (723 words)

 Before the Quake: Remembering Iran's Bam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The date palms and lemon trees that dotted Bam gave it a peaceful air, a combination of tropical and desert.
While Bam’s population had outgrown its ancient confines, the original Old City and its grand citadel—Arg-e Bam, as Iranians call it—remained the soul of this Silk Road city.
Bam maintained its rugged grandeur despite being intermittently controlled or raided throughout the centuries by Arabs, Turks, and Afghans.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/12/1231_031231_bamiranearthquake.html   (790 words)

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