team of archaeologists and experts have launched geophysical
studies in a historical site near Persepolis to explore
Parse is a complex of structures built on the order of Darius I
518 BC and includes palaces, embankments, service sector and
drinking water system.
The head of Persepolis historical monument Farhad Kazemi said
that a team comprising of archaeologists and geo-physicians have
embarked on exploration of residential structures in the
southern part of the sprawling complex.
"We uses electronic devices and sensors to determine
whether there are residential structures underground. Modern
technology helps archaeologists determine the existence of
underground structures without undertaking digging
operations," he said.
He said the work in southern part of Persepolis is of great
importance since excavations carried out between1961-1968,
residential quarters were unearthed, making the experts
optimistic about the existence of residential areas in other
sections of monument.
"The current geophysical study aims to find an answer to
the assumption that architectural structures may be discovered
in the context of the residential area."