UN adds Iranian Site to World Heritage List

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.

More pictures here.

(Source: United Nations News Centre)

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