archeologists are about to embark on an exploration project in
the Marvdasht plateau in a bid to discover relics of
architecture and recognize its inhabitants’ lifestyles.
Rahmat-Abad mound is one of the most historically significant
settlements in Marvdasht, measuring 115 m in length and 75 m in
width and 4.5 m in height. It is now defenselessly exposed to
vehicles that pass along it on the road from Sa’adat-shahr to
Marvdasht in the southern province of Fars.
“Since it is the most important mound in the area and quite
close to Persepolis, any exploration in Rahmat-Abad could
possibly render answers to our raft of questions on the way
people lived their lives and built their dwellings,” said
Mohammad Hassan Talebian, head of the Pasargadae and Parse
Iranian archeologists have already discovered priceless
artifacts during their geophysics surveys and now they want to
Marvdasht is located in the north of Shiraz & it has a cold
weather in the hilly areas and moderate climate in other
regions. Archeological excavations have shown that millenniums
before Darius decided to choose the plains of Rahmat Mount for
the construction of the majestic Persepolis Palaces, civilized
populations had been living in the Marvdasht Plains.
The ruins of Estakhr and Persepolis demonstrate a part of
history of this city.