geophysical studies and analytical research in the historical
site of Persepolis come to an end, Iranian researchers hope to
determine the engineering methods used for construction projects
during ancient Persia.
Studies began 2 years ago and 6 months ago enter their second
phase, giving priority to such issues as geology, construct
analysis and climactic studies. “We started our geological
activities before last year’s devastating quake in Bam.
studies had found the Persepolis is crucial in terms of
construction, the selection of construction materials and
geological studies,” said Mohammad Hassan Talebian, project
our increased knowledge will help us to conserve the site better
and concoct new methods for today’s civil projects.”
Persepolis is built on a plate near Rahmat Mountain, 57 km north
of Shiraz. Its construction supposedly started in 518 BC, as the
Achaemenids dynasty rose to power in ancient Persia.