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Rey Cultural Heritage Expands with New Finds


News Category:

Parthian - Sasanian Dynasties

News Location:

Greater Tehran

 04 October 2003

Remains 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.




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