cais1.gif (153930 bytes)

CAIS Persian Text.gif (34162 bytes)

CAIS

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies


 Persian Section.PNG (9914 bytes)


Home


About CAIS


Articles


Daily News


News Archive


Announcements


CAIS Seminars


Image Library


Copyright


Disclaimer


Submission


Search


Contact Us


Links


Facebook-Button.jpg (107165 bytes)



CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©

 

Excavation of Historical Region “Khorheh” to Commence Again

 

30 June 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Click to enlarge)

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The fifth archaeological excavation season in the historical region of “Khorheh” in Mahallat, Central Province is to commence soon.

 

Dating back to the first millennium, the region was first excavated by Nassereddin Shah of Qajar dynasty.

Khorheh was for a long time believed to hold the last remains of a fire temple belonging to the Seleucids period, but according to the latest discoveries, it appears to be a mansion built in the first century B.C.E. and used as a mansion until the end of Arsacid dynastic era.

According to the head of excavation group the importance of the excavation results from the unknown architect of Arsacid dynasty and the few monuments built.

The mansion consists of two interior (seraglio) and exterior parts separated completely by a door, signifying the main architectural significance of the Arsacid dynastic era.

The exterior part of the mansion was used for formal visits and gatherings, and family members used to live in the interior part of the building.

The edifice was also used in the Sasanid dynastic era (224-651 CE) and later turned into a cemetery in the Ilkhanid era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of Page

 

my_Iran.jpg (13682 bytes)

"History is the Light on the Path to Future"

 

Persian_NOT_Farsi_by_Shapour_Suren-Pahlav_3D2.gif (177309 bytes)


 

Encyclopaedia Iranica


BIPS.jpg (15695 bytes)

The British Institute of Persian Studies


"Persepolis Reconstructed"

Persepolis_reconstructed2.jpg (36944 bytes)

Persepolis3D


The British Museum


The Royal

Asiatic Society


Persian_Gulf_Facebook.jpg (1935028 bytes)

The Persian Gulf

Facebook Page




Please use your "Back" button (top left) to return to the previous page

Copyright © 1998-2015 The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)