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Data Bank of Takht-e Soleiman's Shards Set up


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Sasanian Dynasty

 05 April 2004



The data bank of the clay pieces of the invaluable historical site of Takht-e Soleiman, located in northwest Iran, has been set up and the documentation of the relics discovered in the area is completed, declared head of the excavation team Ibrahim Heidari.

According to Heidari, numerous pottery shards and pieces of tile from the Sasanian and Islamic period were discovered in the recent excavations of the area, which necessitated documentation and categorization.

The clay data bank provides a technical certificate for each item, documents its various features such as color, material, form, and decorations, and renders the researchers and scientists with the necessary information.

Other works in the vast historical site include preparing technical documents as a means for collecting more information and analyzing the construction map of the area, which will lead to a better understanding of its architecture, said Heidari, adding that right now the team is trying to safeguard the discovered remains of the monument and to point the excavated areas.

Takht-e Soleiman, registered on the World Heritage List in 2003, is considered the most important worship house and fire temple of the Sasanian era in Iran. During the time, people worshipped water and fire and the fire in the temple was kept on burning.

Clay data banks are so far set up just for two archaeological sites of Takht-e Soleiman, in West Azarbaijan, and the Burnt City, in Sistan va Balouchestan province.



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