The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- One of the five 6000-year-old kilns discovered at an ancient site in the Bolaghi Valley in Fars Province has been safely transferred to the Pasargadae Research Center, which is located 14 kilometers away.
kilns were discovered by a German-Iranian team at a prehistoric settlement from
the Bakun Culture (late 5th to early 4th millennium BCE).
team and several other groups are working on the Archaeological Rescue
Excavations of the Bolaghi Valley, a project that has been implemented to study
130 archaeological sites before the reservoir of the Sivand Dam is filled and
floods a large section of the valley, which is scheduled to take place in the
near future but which has been repeatedly delayed.
months of efforts were required to successfully remove one of the kilns, Parseh
and Pasargadae Research Foundation director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian told the
Persian service of CHN on Saturday.
the moment we were able to lift the kiln, we were afraid that the artifact would
be damaged, but everything was done well and now the kiln is at the Pasargadae
Research Center,” he added.
is the first time in the world that a fixed earthenware artifact with such a
history has been relocated, Talebian noted.
first kiln, which has a height of over two meters, was removed from the ground
and transferred carefully by a winch, after having been buttressed and packed
with wood and foam.
success made us hopeful about relocating the other kilns and other ancient
structures to the research center,” Talebian said.
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