UNESCO removes Iran's ancient Bam from 'World Heritage in Danger' list

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TEHRAN - Iran's ancient citadel of Bam, which was almost completely destroyed in 2003 by a violent earthquake, has been removed from the UNESCO list of "World Heritage in Danger".
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization committee, which began its annual session in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Sunday (16/06/2013), said there had been improvements in the site's management and conservation and for this reasons there are no longer imminent threats to its preservation and survival.
A spokesman from UNESCO said in a statement: "The remains of the desert citadel, which reached its apogee from the 7th to 11th centuries, had been sufficiently stabilised and its management was sound enough for the site to be declared safe".