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Sasanian "Da va Dokhtar" Fortress Awaiting Archeological Studies


09 August 2006





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LONDON, (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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