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Parthian Dynasty Historical Edifice Identified in Chahbahar


Friday, 10 August 2001


Chābahār -- Archaeologists have found an historical edifice belonging 
to the Parthians (Arsacids) dynasty in Bahukalāt area in Chābahār in 
south-eastern Iran, a local source said Thursday. 
The supervisor of archaeology project of Chābahār told that this edifice 
called "Dambikūh or ambiānkūh" is located about 90 km north-east of 
Chābahār near Bolūrmochi village in Bahukalāt region, Dashtyari district 
and its height is about 600 meters. 
Ruhollāh Shirāzi added that at the foot of this mountain and in a length of 
about 1300 meters there are about 5000 tombs, constructed
form of rock chambers without using any mortar, each having one to two trap 
He described the form of the tombs as rectangular, oval and circular 
and their measurement at 1x1, 1.5x2 and 2x2 meters. In early 1930s 
a British archeologist had visited this ancient  grounds and excavated 
some 40 tombs, he said.  
He added that according to Stein's report, the tombs contained whole 
and broken pottery pieces, and pre-historic painted pottery had not been 
found in these tombs.
According to him in Sistan and Baluchestan province (south-east of Iran) 
only in one other place called "Kooh-e Jhajeh" artifacts related to Parthians 
had been discovered.

Source: IRNA



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