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Achaemenid Settlement Discovered in Isfahan

 

09 December 2004

 

 

One of the rarely-discovered settlements of Achaemenid dynasty, who used to rule Iran some 2,500 years ago, is uncovered in the central city of Naein, Isfahan province.


The Achaemenid era is one of the most archaeologically eventful epochs of ancient Persia, though few telltale settlements have been so far discovered.


“While demarking the boundaries of the Dar Castle in Naein just a few weeks ago, archaeologists stumbled upon an Achaemenid settlement,” said Mohsen Javery, an archaeologist in Isfahan.


Covering an area of 2.5 to 3 sq hectares, the dwelling is littered with Achaemenid potteries, making experts hopeful they would discover new points about the lifestyle of people living in that era.


 

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