An important architectural complex over
eight hundred years old, indicating aristocratic life in
the historical site, has been discovered during the
fourth excavation season in the Shadyakh near Nishabur
in the northeastern province of Khorasan.
Shadyakh was an old garden near Nishabur where rulers of
the city resided for centuries. Today just some debris
remains from it, hosting birds, cultural heritage
excavators, and looters.
Head of the excavation team Rajab Ali Labbaf Khaniki
declared the find noteworthy, adding that the identity
of the structures is not yet completely known but the
decorations and the discovered items are signs of
aristocratic life there.
The findings of the three previous excavation seasons
have also shown signs of great scientific, technical,
and industrial activities of Nishabur in the first
centuries of the Islamic times up to the invasion of the
The previous seasons also led to the discovery of some
human skeletons in Shadiakh, whose situation shows that
some unexpected event, according to Archaeologists
perhaps an earthquake, has been the cause of their
Based on historical documents, the worst destruction of
Nishabur happened eight centuries ago by the Mongols;
afterwards the survivors chose Shadyakh as their
residence, until it was again ruined by a number of
earthquakes and Mongol invasions.