the fourth season of excavation in Roodkhan Fort, Iran’s
biggest brick castle, finished, archaeologists managed to dig out
all sections of this ancient monument north of the country.
Mainly made of brick and stone, the fort covers an area of 2.6
hectares and stands on mountainous area of Fooman, in Gilan
“In the fourth and last season of excavation, we could unearth
62 embankments and over 1,500 meters of brick walls and fences.
Now the whole fort is discovered,” said Bijan Zohab, deputy of
Gilan Cultural heritage Organization.
Archaeologists also learned that the castle had two sections: one
administrative and the other military, which housed a garrison.
People used to live in the military compartment, equipped with
utility services. Experts believe it dates back to Saljuq era