engaged in excavations in ancient sites near Bam and
Barawat cities (Kerman province) have unearthed objects
revealing settlements from the Achaemenid dynastic era.
During their research studies in the past months,
archeologists have identified ancient sites and the oldest
aqueduct systems uncovering objects ranging from the
Achaemenid dynastic era to post Sasanian era.
The Persian daily Jam-e Jam quoted the archeologist and
expert engaged in Arg-e Bam project, Shahriar Adl as
saying, —Following the research works conducted on
potteries found in the ancient sites near Bam, we have
managed to identify a piece of land measuring 400 square
meters, which was once a residential area.
Noting that the Achaemenid city covers an area of one
square kilometers, he said, —Given the aqueduct system
and large volume of crockery, it is estimated that the
settlement, which included urban, rural and industrial
areas, was established in the sixth and seventh centuries
Earlier in their research studies on the ancient sites
near Barawat, the archeologists identified objects
unearthed in two other lots dating back to the pre-Islamic
era and the 10th and 11th centuries AD.
According to Adl, no accurate information on the formation
of the main hub of the ancient city is so far available.