outcome of the sixth season of archaeological research in the Khorhe
resulted in an indication of the boundary of the Parthian structural
complex and preparing its plan.
this season we have managed to excavate the external and internal
parts of the manor house. Also we have found a part of outer wall,
which was located in the adjacent tappeh. The courtyard and the rest
of the structure will be excavated in future”, Dr Mehdi Rahbar,
head of excavation announced in a press conference yesterday.
outer wall made of travertine
stones, with a length 27 to 28 meters from the main gate, which
enclose the southwest of the tappeh. Tappeh itself is located in
4000 meters above the plain level, which is expected to be excavated
in the near future”, Rahbar stated.
manor house was erected at the peak of the tappeh’s slope, with a
views over the plain. It was constructed around 1st
century CE, and it was in use until the fall of Parthian dynasty.
The structure is of a historical importance which provides us with a
valuable information” Rahabr asserted.
continued, “the material cultures that recovered from the site,
are including a hammer-headed vessel with decoration around its rim,
few knife sharpeners made of sandstone, a typical Parthian small
marble vessel, bronze fingerings, various pottery, pieces of
Parthian Jeringi ceramic vessels, and a large ceramic pot
with flattened foots, which was field at the bottom with gypsum to
prevent it from cracking.
architectural and cultural evidence discovered from the building,
points out to the high social status of the owner of the complex,
possibly was closely related to the ruling Imperial House of Ashkan.
The inner walls of the complex were originally decorated with
various colours, such as red, orange and brown, but in later date,
around 400 CE were covered with white stuccos” Rahbar added.
is the only Parthian structure with such a complete plan that we
have in Iran-Proper, which is parallel to another Parthian structure
located in Abu-Qabur near Baghdad, in modern Iraq”, Rahbar
a budget of 2,000,000,000 RLS allocated by CHN to the Khorhe project
for future excavations.
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