second phase of the project to repair another section of
the ancient Rey fortification Cheshmeh Ali also known as
Cheshmeh Surena is currently underway following the
completion of the first stage in 2002.
According to a press release by Iran–s Cultural Heritage
and Tourism Organization, Omid Ali Sadeqi who is in charge
of the project said other 40 meters of its wall will be
constructed in this round of repair works.
In 2002, some 98 meters of the 435-meter fortification,
which is nine meters high, underwent repair and
restoration, announced the organization–s Communications
and Publicity Directorate General.
A very few remnants of Rey City, which rivals Babylon and
Nineveh in terms of antiquity, have survived. It is also
considered to be one of the significant cities of the
Medes era. The city also thrived in the early years of
Rey, which has a history of 6,000 years ago according the
various scientific data conducted on potteries unearthed
from a mound near Cheshmeh Ali (Ali Spring), was a major
city of Iran during the Median, Achaemenid, Arsacid,
Sassanid dynastic eras as well as Islamic period.