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.