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Old Grounded Ship in Northern Iran to Speak up


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Islamic Period

 26 October 2003


Secrets of an old wooden ship (possibly Safavid), which surfaced after a storm some 30 days ago on the local beach in Behshahr in northern Iran, will be known once needed facilities are provided by relevant bodies.

As so far no specific examination has been carried out on the find, it is not yet possible to determine its exact use and date of construction, but some experts believe the ship’s appearance grounded on the beach indicates that it dates back to at least more than one hundred years ago.

Some 30 days ago, after a storm in the Behshahr coast, parts of a wooden ship with light colors came into sight. Right now 12 meters of its seemingly 30-meter length and 30 to 50 centimeters of its height are visible, encouraging many of the area’s residents to pay a visit to the site.

According to head of the Cultural Heritage Department of Mazandaran, Soheila Rajai, dragging the old wooden ship out of the sands necessitates the cooperation of various organizations. By carrying out research and studies on the old ship, experts can most probably answer lots of questions and unknown facts about the discovery.



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