The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- A sections of the Achaemenid city of Dahan-e Gholaman (dahān-e golāmān
– Slaves’ Entrance) will go under water, as the result of
the construction of a new dam in the South-eastern province of
Sistan and Baluchestan.
“The ancient site of Dahan-e Gholaman is one of the most
important archaeological sites belonging to the Achaemenid dynasty (580-330 BCE)
in Iran. The archaeological parameter of the city is not clear, and the
construction of this new dam and its’ inundation of the area, will drawn well
over 30% of the ancient city, which will be lost forever”, said Hanssanali
Shahraki, head of ICHTO provincial department.
Shahraki, added: “the dam authorities are reluctant to
provide us with the construction-permit, and the lack of knowing exact
parameters of the city will cause irreversible damages. At the moment we are
conducting a survey to make out the ancient boundaries of the city for
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