India Criteria: (ii)(v) The walled city of Ahmadabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati river, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods.
The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses () with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions.
The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present.
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 was from this outpost that he initiated the conquest of the Kazan Khanate.
The Assumption Monastery illustrates in its location and architectural composition the political and missionary programme developed by Tsar Ivan IV to extend the Moscow state.
It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert.