The conference was sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation generously supported my participation in the conference.

I would also like to thank Dr. Mokhtari, who directs the documentation program at the Arg-e Bam base camp, for providing the aerial photographs of the site. I would also like to thank Mr. Mohammad Hassan Talebian, the current direcotor of the Arg-e Bam base camp, and Dr. Vatandoost for all their efforts over the months following the earthquake.

Special thanks are due to the people of Bam, Yazd, and all of Iran. I have been lucky enough to visit Iran three times now, and they have always been the most gracious of hosts.

If you wish to contribute to the relief efforts, here are the results of a search for releif agencies online.