The director of the Alamut historical site said: “What should be said in describing the situation of these historical villages is that there was a great awareness and knowledge on the subject of these houses and their staircase, in such a Historical Context, houses move and are strong and cover each other. In this way, minimum land use and maximum exploitation have occurred.
Hamideh Chubak, a former associate professor at the Cultural Heritage Research Institute and director of the Alamut Ancient Database, said of the texture of historic villages that are targeted for tourism: “I think a lot has been done about historic villages and their tourism potential.”
Unfortunately, we see that the Housing Foundation has destroyed all the Historical Contexts of the villages to create a model based on the tendency to build a safe house. One of the problems in this regard is that the authorities do not pay attention to the Historical Context at all.
She continued: “Unfortunately, some people, when money flowed into their pockets, thought that they had to create an urban model within their villages.” That is, whenever the Housing Foundation allocates money to a group in need of housing or people who are wealthy enough to build a house for themselves in the village, which will be more for their leisure time, they destroy the entire Historical Context of the village.
The most important thing, and also very difficult, is the communication codes of our cities and villages,” said the director of the Alamut ancient site. For example, in the same area of Alamut, where the researchers are involved, it is well visible that all the Historical Context villages of this area have been created at the foot of the mountain. In fact, in none of the villages of this region is a building built on the peaks and the tops of the ridges and topographies.