The Borujerd Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department announced that 15 historical manuscripts of valuable books in the western Iranian city were professionally restored for the first time by prominent masters.

In an interview with IRNA on Wednesday, the head of the Borujerd Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, Hojjatollah Yar-Mohammadi, said the first manuscript restored by the country’s leading masters was ‘Hamleh-ye Heidari’.

Yar-Mohammadi also said the manuscripts that were kept in the Borujerd Historical Municipality Museum were restored by Dr. Majidi, one of the permanent figures of paper restoration in Iran. The restoration process was organized by the city’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, he said.

Referring to Borujerd’s historical section, the head of the department said a new phase of reorganizing the historical section of the city has been launched.

A major city in Lorestan Province, Borujerd enjoys a host of ancient houses and public baths, the most prominent of which is the historical-cultural complex of the Tabatabaeis.

Some 5,000 historical structures have been identified throughout the province, with more than 2,500 given a National Heritage status.

According to the official, the renovation of several parts of the historical-cultural complex of Tabatabaeis, and the restoration of the historical Hatami House were among the department’s restoration projects.

Lorestan is also a region of pristine beauty. Located in western Iran, the province is best known for its mountains, waterfalls and oak forests. With 12 percent of Iran’s waters, Lorestan is the third water-rich province in the country.

It is a rich province in terms of historical and natural attractions and handicrafts.