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Part of Forg Fortress in Birjand Unearthed

 

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Islamic Period

 17 February 2004

 

 

During the second season of excavations in Forg Fortress, in the eastern city of Birjand, the plan of its southwestern area was determined.

The excavation works resulted in unearthing of connection spaces such as hallways, areas buried under debris, and the entrance of the first story of the southern tower.

The newly discovered part of the fortress has a multi-storey architecture, which its caved in roof had buried the walls and plan of the section.

Forg Fortress was built in early 17th century at the time of Nader-Shah Afshar, and has three interior parts housing the servants, the military guards and the main core or the citadel which was the residence of the rulers. The fortress was expanded during Qajar Dynasty.

It has 18 towers and is located on top of a cliff 90 kilometers out of Birjand

 

 

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