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"Da va Dokhtar" Fortress Awaiting Archeological Studies
09 August 2006
(CAIS) -- The historical "Da va Dokhtar"
(Mother & Daughter) Fortress in
Ramhormuz, Khuzestan province remains unexplored despite the fact that the
edifice was registered on the national heritage list in 2001.
Announcing this, director of Ramhormoz Cultural Heritage,
Handicrafts and Tourism Office Jahangir Pirouzzadeh told
ISNA Persian Service that prior to the fortification and
maintenance of the monument, archeological works should be
undertaken within the fort and its vicinity.
Referring to the allocation of 3.5 billion rials for
conducting preliminary studies in Da va Dokhtar Fort,
Pirouzzadeh further said that the amount has been made
available from the 0.2 percent surcharge from oil revenues
earmarked for the city.
He stated that Da va Dokhtar Fort is one a few forts
remaining from the Sasanian dynastic era.
“We believe that the fort and its vicinity is home to
many relics. Therefore we want to access more accurate
information on the history of the fort and the events
which took place in it,“ he noted.
The official pointed out that the irreparable damages were
inflicted to the edifice in recent years due to illegal
excavations at the site.
Pirouzzadeh maintained that the fort was not only used for
military purposes in the Sasanian period but it also
served as a sanctuary for rulers during other eras.
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