Mohammadreza Baqerian said on Sunday that Gilan is
one of the unique historical regions of the
country with important sites such as Marlik,
Kalvarz, and Talesh.
are several dams under construction in the region
such as Bijar Dam and Shafarud Dam, while there
are plans to build several more in the future,
including Pol Rud, Aziz Kian, Kherman Gah, and
are planning to start archaeological excavations
at the sites before they are submerged,” he
also stated that the regional water authority had
not coordinated with the Gilan Cultural Heritage
and Tourism Department, and the provincial
department only acquired the recent information
after making inquiries at the water authority.
contains many Iron Age sites and recently the
first Neolithic site was found in Gilan Province.
Arg-Dasht Neolithic site is the most ancient site
that has ever been found in Gilan. Archaeologists
had previously discovered some Bronze Age
artifacts on the southern bank of the Shahrud
River as well as some pottery and shards dating
back to circa 3000 BC in the province.