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The modern Iranian city of Bam surrounds the Bam citadel which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Bam was devastated by an earthquake in December 2003
There are plans to extend the Train line from Tehran to Bam
The ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam probably has a history dating back around 2000 years, to the Parthian dynasty (248 BC-224 AD), but most buildings were built during the Safavid dynasty. The city was largely abandoned due to an Afghan invasion in 1722, which ended Safavid rule.
The ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam is the main attraction however it suffered badly in an earthquake in December 2003