Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC).

Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments.

The existence of life in the oasis was based on the underground irrigation canals, the qanāts, of which Bam has preserved some of the earliest evidence in Iran.

Arg-e Bam is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers (Chineh ).

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Bam and its Cultural Landscape

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Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Iran 
Category
Cultural
Name
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
2004
Keyword
Cultural Landscape, Registered in 2004