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Palace / Fire-Temple Complex Awaiting Funds
17 August 2006
(CAIS) -- A protective covering will be constructed
over the historical Sarvestan Palace/Fire Temple complex
in Fars province once necessary funds are made available.
Announcing this, director of Sarvestan Cultural Heritage
Station Amir Pirouz Daqouqi-Isfahani told ISNA Persian
Service that the idea which was put forward some time ago
is now under review.
Daqouqi-Isfahani, who also doubles as the head of
Firuzabad Cultural Heritage Station, further stated that
archeological activities will begin in Sarvestan Palace,
Ardeshir Babakan Palace in Firuzabad and Gur City in Fars
province from late September.
Repair works on the domes of the two palaces are underway,
he said, adding that these domes are among the oldest
adobe structures, which have been built over a quadrangle
Sarvestan dome is a single-layer structure whose thickness
varies according to technical specifications, he noted.
The official further said that some sections of the
central minaret of Gur City will also undergo renovation
palace/Fire-Temple Located 9 km southwest of Sarvestan, it is a large monument
made of stone and gypsum. This monument dates back to the Sassanian period and
to the time of king of kings Bahram V (420-438 CE). Mehrnersi, his well-known
minister ordered the construction of this monument. Nonetheless, some
archaeologists, such as Dr Dietrich Huff believes the structure was a major
fire-temple wit residential area for pilgrims. He dates the structure to
post-Sasanian period (651-850 CE).
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