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Fifth Season of Excavation Works Start in Ancient Darrehshahr City


News Category: Sasanian Dynasty

 19 January 2000



Elam -- Director general of the cultural heritage department of Ilam province Arash Lashkari said Wednesday that excavations works have been launched in the historical city of Darrehshahr, west of Iran.


He said the 50-day operations started earlier this week by a team of archeologists led by ms Simin Lakpoor. 

Lashkari said that the excavations were aimed at shedding further light on the unknown features about historical background of the ancient area.  

The present operations are the fifth stage of excavations in the ancient city which started in recent years, he said, adding that rls 50 million has been allotted to the project. 

The ancient Darrehshahr region which is situated in the neighborhood of a city with the same name is famous for its invaluable historical remains. 

Unearthed remains of a city structure including residential quarters, passages, stables, market place, public bath and modern sewage system have attracted the attention of Iranian and foreign archeologists in recent years. 

Some foreign experts call the unearthed city as the second and lost capital of the 'Selukis' while some Iranian archeologists believe that the monuments are part of the state of 'Sirvan'. 

Ms Lakpoor had previously estimated that the city dated back to the Sassanid era, 226-651 A.D.  




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