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Archaeologists’ Efforts to Study Isfahan’s Atiq Square Hindered by Construction Activities

 

18 June 2005

 

 

Badly planned construction activities at the historic site of Atiq Square in Isfahan in recent decades have prevented Iranian archaeologists from identifying old strata of the site for renovation, an official of the Isfahan Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department said on Saturday.

“The buildings have spoiled all the old strata at the site, but the few recent excavations have determined that the square was a very big site with only a few structures, because we could find no remarkable ruins even in the intact strata,” Mohsen Javari added.

 

The 700-year-old Atiq Square is located in downtown Isfahan. In excavations carried out at the site in recent years, archaeologists have discovered some ruins and artifacts from the Ilkhanid era. They have also unearthed ruins of a workshop, which may have been used for oil extraction.  

 

Archaeologists are still working on the site, but they have lost hope about finding any old strata there, Javari said.  

 

 

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