of Robat-Sharaf Archaeological Site has said that
operations are currently underway to clear the wastes
which was dumped in an area surrounding Robat-Sharaf
ancient monument near Sarakhs in Khorasan province, ISNA
Ali Qandahari asserted the operations that started two
months ago are in their final stage and they are aimed at
preparing the archaeological site for new phase of archaeological
excavations and restoration work.
He asserted that bricks, pieces of stone and all garbage
remaining from previous years are presently in the
The official added that if Iran's Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Organization agrees with new archaeological excavations, about 90 percent of the budget will be
allocated for research, including documentation of Robat,
deciphering ancient inscriptions and translating them.
"There are presently nine ancient inscriptions that
belong to fifth and sixth centuries," he pointed out.
Robat-Sharaf or desert palace is one of the important
monuments dating back to Seljuk dynasty.