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of a Massive Achaemenid Building in Bolaghi Gorge
11 April 2006
(CAIS) -- Archaeological excavations in area no. 73
of Bolaghi Gorge historical site with the aim of finding cultural evidence from
the fourth millennium BCE led to the discovery of the remains of a large
construction belonging to the Achaemenid dynastic era.
“Prior to this discovery, the remains of an Achaemenid architectural style was
found by Iranian-Italian joint team in area no. 73 of Bolaghi Gorge, but the
discovery of the remains of clay ovens belonging to the fourth millennium BCE
headed us to this historical site to find more evidence. Geophysical studies in
this area resulted in unearthing a huge building. Three big trenches have been
dug for identifying this building. Archaeological excavations indicate that this
building with stone walls dates back to the Achaemenid dynastic era,” said
Mojgan Seyedein, Iranian head of Iranian-German joint excavation team.
Rubble stones were used in the construction of the walls of this building.
“The remains of two broken stone dishes were also discovered which are somehow
similar to the present bowls. However, since we have not reached to pure soil
yet, we can not determine the exact characteristics such as the size of the
walls of this construction,” she added.
The remains of an Achaemenid village with 30 rural houses had already been
discovered in area no. 73 of Bolaghi Gorge with a cemetery next to it. Getting
closer to the time of the Sivand Dam flooding, archaeological excavations in
Bolaghi Gorge have been speeded up, which resulted in some considerable findings
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