Iranian archaeologists have recently found
ruins of buildings belonging to the era of the
ancient Aryans, some 3,500 years old, the
Islamic Republic News Agency reported
Saturday. The ruins, discovered in
Dooshan-Tappeh, 73 kilometers west of Tehran,
demonstrate the importance of the site which
is now under excavation, said Yousuf
Majeedzadeh, a prominent archaeologist.
He said among the ruined buildings were three
castles, of which the oldest one has walls
seven meters thick and sprawls an area of
2,000 square meters. The thickness of the
walls shows that the building was used for
public purposes, Majeedzadeh said.
Lots of crockery, plain and painted, and
earthenware stands were found in the site,
which indicate that the Medes, a branch of the
Aryans, and their ancestors had lived in the
area, he added.