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Different Historical Layers Exist in Nader Tepe


15 August 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Due to the vast areas of Nader Tepe historical site and discovery of various cultural layers in the area, archeologists have to extend their excavation license to continue their stratigraphy works in the area.

While based on High-Frequency Seismic Sounding results it is believed that settlement in Nader Tepe must have dated back to the third millennium BCE, residential layers belonging to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE) are the most ancient ones which have been identified so far during the stratigraphy studies. Therefore, continuation of excavations is necessary to reach to more discoveries about this historical site.

The recent archeological excavations in Nader Tepe has resulted in discovery of a large amount of clays, architectural remains belonging to different periods, animal bones, and coal samples of plants.

“Coal samples of plants are the most important discoveries during the High-Frequency Seismic Sounding works in Nader Tepe. With performing C14 dating system, we can determine the exact date of life during different periods in this historical site,” said Karim Alizadeh, head of excavation team in Nader Tepe historical site to CHN.

According to Alizadeh, more budget is needed for continuation of stratigraphy works in Nader Tepe which is supposed to be provided by the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Ardabil province.

Nader Tepe, which according to some historical texts is known to have a relation with Nader Shah's investiture in 1736 CE, which is a rich archeological site in Ardabil province, locating close to the border of Iran and former Iranian province of Arran (today known as the Republic of Azerbaijan).







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