the fist time the remainders of buildings
belonging to the official system of Median dynasty
have been discovered by the archaeological
operations carried out in Savojbolagh.
to Yusef Majidzadeh, the head of the
archaeological group, 'in our historical texts
there are some reference to the presence of Medes
in north-east parts of Iran, but the discovery of
this site in the vicinity of Tehran ( some 70km
west) was a great surprise.
discovered fort with an area covering 950 square
meters is located on the highest level of an
ozbaki hill that is 26m above the ground.
fort belongs to the time of Medes ruling Iran in
the first half of the first millennium before
Christ. It has a fence 5 meters in diameter and
the inner walls cover a diameter of about one
meter. The fort is composed of a few big halls,
cellars and probably a place of worship.
to the speaker of the public relation of cultural
inheritance organization, the discovery of the
eastern and western walls together with 6000
pieces of pottery and cream and gray potsherds,
animal statues, water canteen, stone statue of a
woman that was probably a kind of necklace are
among the recent findings of the area.
specialists believe that the low number of the
portable objects discovered can imply that the
fort had been evacuated under normal conditions
and the inhabitants had enough time to collect
archaeological group have excavated two third of
this ancient fort and they hope to find traces of
the northern wall and the official graveyard of
the Medes in their next season of operations.