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Layers from the Parthian Period Detected in Grand Mosque of Hamedan

 

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Parthian Dynasty

 27 February 2004

 

 

The excavations carried out in the courtyard of Grand Mosque of the central city of Hamedan have led to interesting findings from the Ancient and Islamic eras.

According to head of the archeology team of the monument Mohammad Rahim Ranjbaran, the studies resulted in the identification and registration of architectural layers belonging to different historical periods – from the Arsacids, Sassanids up to the modern times.

There is a workshop for purification and storage of plant oils in the northern section of the building, where some terracotta of the 11th and 12th centuries were discovered.

The architecture of the Mosque also shows that during this time the bazaar had been set up in the current location of the courtyard. So it can be said that after the 9th century the bazaar was destroyed, part of the facilities of the current Mosque were built in their place and annexed to the old sanctuary.

 

 

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