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New Find at Palace of Cyrus the Great in Charkhab

 

17 May 2005

 

 

Experts working at the Palace of Cyrus the Great in Charkhab recently discovered the remains of several water channels four meters beneath the ground, the head of the archaeological team announced on Tuesday.

 

Ali-Akbar Sarfaraz said that the team found the channels while they were attempting to drain the water that had collected in several holes from previous excavations at the site, which is located near Borazjan in Iran’s southern province of Bushehr.

 

The palace was built in an area with several springs, and experts believe that the channels connected to a pond, he added.

 

“We only know that the channels were made of huge pieces of man-made stones. These stones show that the latest high technology was used by the Achaemenid era experts. They used to make a hard mortar with silica and then placed bricks inside the mortar before it dried to make huge pieces 2x1 meters,” he said. 

 

The unfinished palace in Charkhab is a unique example of Achaemenid architecture

 

 

 

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