of the Rey's Parthian/Sasanian Fire Temple
New excavations in the ancient city of
Rey south of Tehran have rendered some 172 cultural and
historical relics said Bakhshandeh, head of the
excavation team. He added: “Before starting the
excavation work, only 50 historical places have been
found in Rey, but following the completion of this
project, the number has risen to 172."
In this project, 28 castles, 8 caravanserais, 21 old
houses and buildings, as well as 31 hills and historical
compounds, 6 mosques, 47 tombs, 5 historical bathhouses,
and 29 other cultural and historical sites have been
found all around the Rey area.”
The excavation process includes documentation,
examination of the sites, and drawing the archaeological
map of the Rey area.
As one of the most important centers of the cultural and
historical developments in the central Iranian plateau,
Rey has an 8000-year history. There are remarkable ruins
in this city, among which the cultural and historical
complex of Cheshmeh Ali, Khamush Tower, Mil Hill, and
the Seljuk citadel are the most outstanding ones.