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Historical Gate and Towers Discovered in Zanjan Province



Thursday, 01 May 2001



TEHRAN --The Director of the Office of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Zanjan Province, Mohammad Bahramzadeh, said that the historical gate and towers of the old village of Sahrein have been discovered in Zanjan Province.

Bahramzadeh said that related research on the Sahrein castle is continuing, adding that the castle is located 30 kilometers northwest Zanjan city.

He added that following the beginning of excavation of the towers, the gate and other historical areas of the old village were discovered.  Bahramzadeh emphasized that all the procedures for registering the monument on the list of Iran's national monuments had been carried out and added that after the registration, plans for excavating the castle and adjoining area would be presented.

The archaeologist of the Office of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Zanjan Province, Asgarian said that the castle was 900 years old, adding that evidence of architectural changes made on the monument indicates it was built in two architectural eras.






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