(IRNA) -- Head of
archaeological group conducting surveys at
) near the city of Neishâbur, Rajabali
Labbaf-Khaniki, here Tuesday said that the
excavations and discoveries in the area sheds
light on the historical events and natural
reporters, he added that the relics and artifacts
unearthed during five seasons of survey have
revealed a more real face of the social and
political situation of the area in ancient time.
"The signs of
development and destruction obtained at Shadyakh
area include the remains of its architecture, a
great number of pieces of plasterwork and mural
paintings," he added.
Turning to the
traces of extensive fires at the site, the
collapsed walls and remnants of skeletons
unearthed from the rubble, he said that they are
reminiscent of catastrophes such as war and
earthquake in the area.
Khaniki referred to
the reconstruction of the walls, architectural
decorations such as plasterwork, paintings and
even reliefs as proof of artistocratic decorated
unearthed palace to the south of Shadyakh
comprising the two public and internal sections
has been decorated meticulously," said the
Declaring that the
sixth excavation season at the site started on
October 2, 2005, he noted that at this stage the
soil will be removed from the discovered palace.
"Up to the
early third century AH, Shadyakh was a beautiful
grove situated to the west of the ancient city of
Neishâbur. However, once Abdollah ibn-e Taher
took reign in Khorasan, it was turned into his
residence and military base.
"The site was
constantly invaded and destroyed by the Mongols up
to 618 AH and it served as the hub of Khorasan's
central government" concluded Labbaf-Khaniki.