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The Sasanian City of Bishapur to be Re-excavated


News Category: Sasanian Dynasty

 15 December 2003




The sixth excavation season of the historical city of Bishapur, the most glorious city of the Sasanian era, will start at the end of December aimed at the defining of its passages and the Valerian palace.

Bishapur, located in the central province of Fars, was built at the time of the first Emperor Ardeshir the founder of Sasanian dynasty, and is considered one of the first cities of the world with a specific date of construction- 266- which along with the name of its architect- Isa- are inscribed on the two monumental columns of the city.

According to head of the permanent research center of Bishapur Mosayeb Amiri, they try to spot the main passageways of the city and to locate the building of the Valerian palace.

So far the excavations carried out in the historical area have led to very important findings of the palaces and buildings of the Sasanian era and some Islamic quarters.

Unfortunately, Bishapur is endangered because of daily traffic running through the city and the construction of a bridge nearby.




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