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Scientists Study the Archaeological Excavation of Rahmat Abad

 

05 June 2005

 

 

A scientific phases of archaeological excavation at Rahmat Abad, an Ancient Hill in Pasargad, Shiraz, started on Sunday with the cooperation of international organizations.

Masoud Rezaei Monfared, head of the Marvdasht Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department, said the excavation would be carried out in cooperation with the Pasargad Parseh Research Foundation, University of Tehran Archaeological Institute and an international team. He added the operation would continue in two phases for 70 days.

"The first phase of the project will last 45 days in the form of field excavation," he said, adding the second phase includes searching libraries in 25 days. Monfared stated that the results of the research would be published after completion.

Rahmat Abad Ancient Hill was registered in thr National Heritage List in 1976. It is located in Pasargad town 140 kilometers north of Shiraz in Fars province.

 

 

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