The temple of Aphrodite dates from the 3rd century BC and the city was built one century later.
The centre of interest of the town was the site of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque/The tomb of the Patriarchs whose buildings are in a compound built in the 1st century AD to protect the tombs of the patriarch Abraham/Ibrahim and his family.
It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context.
Russian Federation Criteria: (ii)(iv) The Assumption Cathedral is located in the town-island of Sviyazhsk and is part of the monastery of the same name.
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Criteria: (iii)(v) The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 km southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads.
It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert.
The city streets are arranged around several large civic structures, which include temples, a theatre, an agora and two bath complexes.