Bam-Kerman -

  • In ancient town of Bam, visit the citadel Arg Bam.

  • Bam has numerous buildings from different historical times. The original city of Bam and Arg Bam were founded in the Sassanian Period (224-651).

  • Visit the Governor's Residence and on the way visit the Dungeons. The residence of the Garrison's commander provides a good view of the town. In the old city, you will see the bazaar and a 9th century mosque. Refresh at the teahouse.
  • On December 26, 2003, the city of Bam was hit by a 6.4 earthquake. at least 26,000 people died, thousands more homeless and children were orphaned. The devastating earthquake was caused by the rupture of a rare, hidden fault that is invisible at the surface, scientists said.


Almost every home and business was destroyed

An Iranian man carrying his two sons to the cemetery in Bora on the outskirts of the southeastern Iranian city of Bam, one day after an earthquake hit the city.

IBC Children's Center

IBC (International Blue Crescent) has established and is presently running Children’s Social Centers, with 16 teachers and 2 clinical psychologists.

Many countries and organizations gave aid into Iran with money, food, shelter, workers.


National Geographic Article


Date: 01/01/1970