Chogha Zanbil is an ancient Elamite complex in Khuzestan province of Iran. Located in ancient Elam (today Khuzestan province in southwest Iran), and was founded by the Elamite king Untash-Napirisha (1275-1240 BCE) as the religious center of Elam. The principal element of this complex is an enormous ziggurat dedicated to the Elamite divinities Inshushinak and Napirisha. It is the largest ziggurat outside of Mesopotamia and the best preserved of this type of stepped pyramidal monument. The archaeological site of Chogha Zanbil is an exceptional expression of the culture, beliefs, and ritual traditions of one of the oldest indigenous peoples of Iran.
Atefe Rashnouyi, deputy director of the cultural heritage of Khuzestan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, in an interview with the Tasnim news reporter in Ahvaz, Congratulated the arrival of ancient Norouz and also told about the programs of this site for visitors from the World Heritage Site of Chogha Zanbil : “For Nowruz 98, five VR headsets (Virtual Reality) are prepared from the Chogha Zanbil World Heritage site, which is located at places of emplacement They are presented to visitors for free but limited time. Visitors look in these headsets and a series of animations, in which the possible rebuilding of Chogha Zanbil is carried out, so that they can see the ziggurat In the form of a complete building with the same five floors being reconstructed and a height of 52 meters and understand how the building boom in the past.”
She also added: “This year, we launched the project with very good reception and we plan to find out how much of the site and in what areas These headsets are needed to plan for future growth”.
Referring to other activities of this base for Nowruz 98, It is also available as an application and the visitors could receive it wirelessly on their phone in order to use instead of VR headsets.