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Parthian era wall unearthed in Gilan


News Category: Arsacid Dynasty

 11 November 2005



The team of archaeologists currently working at the Kalvarz Hill of Rustamabad in Gilan Province recently unearthed part of a mud-brick wall, the Persian service of CHN announced on Friday.


Team director Mohammadreza Khalatbari said that excavation work is continuing to unearth the whole wall.


“The archaeologists surmise that the architecture of the wall dates back to the Parthian era. Studies of shards discovered earlier prove that the site was inhabited until the Parthian era but was abandoned afterwards,” he noted.


The team previously unearthed 3000-year-old shards at the site and hope that they can also discover more ruins in order to shed light on the architectural style of the site.


The gray earthenware discovered in the lower strata of the hill dates back to the first millennium BC, indicating that the hill was a residential area during the Iron Age, he said.


But no signs of architecture related to the Iron Age have been found, he added, saying that more research must be carried out to discover the architecture of the residential area.


Animal fossils have also been discovered at the site. Over 44 archaeological and historical sites from the first millennium BC have been discovered and identified in the Rustamabad region of northern Iran.  





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