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Archaeologists Learn How Achaemenid Architects Buttressed Pasargadae

 

27 July 2004

 

The heart of Pasargadae is the citadel

which is known as Tall-i-Takht or ‘throne hill’

 

Achaemenid architects had properly applied foundation-making principles in Pasargadae to boost its resilience, Iranian archaeologists concluded.


Having studied techniques applied in construction of Achaemenids’ first capital city over the past year, experts with Parse-Pasargadae Project decided the designers used the foundation method since the area’s land has been feeble.


“We have come to the conclusion that Achaemenid architects have built the monuments on two layers of stone foundation,” said Babak Kial, head of the site. “This technique has enabled the ancient city to withstand quakes over the centuries.”

 

 

 

 

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