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