Siah is located near the city of Borazjan in Iran’s southern province of
brass triangle-shaped artifact was covered with verdigris, said Ehsan
Yaghmaii, adding that it was probably a tool used in architecture and
construction or for tool-making.
seashells were caught in the Persian Gulf and were later fashioned by the
inhabitants. Recent studies on the shells indicate that the inhabitants of
Bardak Siah used to arrange the shells in various shapes making new
ornaments. The discovered pieces were used as the feather of an eagle
ornament discovered in the palace,” he added.
archaeological team began the excavations under the supervision of
Yaghmaii, whose earlier team had discovered the Darius Palace in 1977. The
Darius Palace, also known as the Bardak Siah Palace, is somewhat similar
to the Apadana Palace in Persepolis. The palace had 36 columns. Sixteen
bases of the columns were unearthed during the first phase of the
excavations. Each column rose to about 20 to 23 meters.
during the Achaemenids’ zenith, the palace had been destroyed by fire in
a war, the archaeologists explained.