have discovered remains of unique murals from Zahāk
castle dated back to Arsacid dynasty.
discovered murals are unique and cannot be
compared with any other murals from this period,
any where in Iran proper or the Greater Iran”,
said Javad Qandchi, the director of Sixth season
of archaeological excavations at the Zahak site.
recovered murals have geometrical designs with
various colours such as green, blue, red and
yellow, placed within white coloured rectangular
frames” Qandi stated.
added, “The research has shown that 80cm of the
bottom of the walls have decorated with murals and
upper parts in stucco. Mural decoration even can
be found in the corridors (5m x 2m in
diameters).”The rooms are 10 meters x 5 meters
in diameter, built out of mud-brick (Xešt)”.
in the Hashtrud region of East Azarbaijan
Province, Zahak Castle is considered to be one of
the few extremely important Parthian sites, which
has been excavated several times by experts of the
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO)
in recent years.