The fourth excavation season in the
historical city of Dahaneh-e Gholaman (Slave Enrance),
in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan,
led to the completion of the diggings and reaching the
floor of the buildings.
Dahaneh-e Gholaman is the only city remaining from the
Achaemenid period, which includes residential areas, a
temple, treasury, and an industrial and military
quarter, and was inhabited in the fifth and sixth
Head of the excavation team Dr. Mansour Sajjadi called
the area important due to the fact that it can reveal a
lot about the lifestyle, traditions, jobs and relations
of Iranians under the Achaemenids.
The historical city first underwent excavations by an
Italian group in 1960, and after the Islamic Revolution
an Iranian group headed by Dr. Sajjadi restarted the
work in the area in 2000.
The findings of the various Archaeological works in the
city have proven that it has been evacuated quickly,
presumably due to the sudden drying of the river and