By John Lee.
The World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Iran’s Lut Desert to its World Heritage List.
The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of Iran. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and cause aeolian erosion on a colossal scale.
Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields.
(Source: United Nations News Centre)