excavations in Ilam province have led to the
discovery of a historical town in Seimareh, which
dates back to the Sasanid dynasty, reported CHN.
Seimareh was built in the early years of the Sasanid
era (224-651 AD).
Archeologists believe that the town could shed
light on Islamic invasion of Iran in the seventh
Remains of the old city lie near the town of
Darreh-Shahr along the banks of Seimareh river in
the lower reaches of a mountain range called Kabir
Kouh. It is situated in southeastern Ilam province
in an area of 60 hectares.
Head of the archeological team, Siavash Shabazi
said that in 2004, the Water and Sewage Company of
Seimareh dug up an area to establish a sewage
system but the workers came across the remains of
an ancient civilization belonging to a nomadic
tribe. He said that subsequent excavations
revealed fragments of potteries from the Sasanid
Ilam province was situated along the Zagros
mountain range and excavation in the area is of
great importance, he added.
Shabazi said that archeological studies have
already been carried out in the area by French and
Belgian archeologists during which ’Madakto’,
the long-lost capital of the Elamites was