from Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization will for the first time study the
sole Greek- style architectural structure
unearthed in Nahavand, Hamedan province after a
lapse of 62 years, reported ISNA.
An inscription in Greek language, along with
several metal statues, was found by workers
engaged in construction works in Nahavand, in
1921. The pieces are currently maintained in Iran
Bastan (ancient) Museum.
At that time it was determined that the
inscription indicated the existence of a temple
called 'Laodiseh' and built according to Greece
However, despite its significance, it was ignored
for over half a century and now there is no sign
of the mound which was located in an area
currently occupied by a large number of buildings
constructed in the intervening period.
Director of the excavation team at the site, Mehdi
Rahbar said that the hillock was at that time
registered as national heritage.
Despite this, the construction of buildings
continued, he said, adding that in his opinion,
the reason for not conducting archeological
operations in the site was the difficulties in
locating the exact site of the temple.
Rahbar further said that the team plans to launch
archeological operations in the area. If found,
the temple will be the first Greek-style structure
belonging to the Post-Achaemenid era (312 BC-248
BC), he concluded.