cais1.gif (153930 bytes)

CAIS Persian Text.gif (34162 bytes)


The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies

 Persian Section.PNG (9914 bytes)


About CAIS


Daily News

News Archive


CAIS Seminars

Image Library





Contact Us


Facebook-Button.jpg (107165 bytes)




New Archaeological Discoveries in Rudbar


16 December 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists have discovered remnants of a necropolis in the Vatel (vātәl) district of Roudbar (rūdbār), Gilan province, head of the excavation team told PErsian service of ISNA. 


Vali Jahani noted that the site, 35 km off Rostamabad (rostamābād), had been a human settlement from the Iron Age up to the post-Sasanian and Safavid dynastic eras.

He observed that preliminary studies, which started on Dec. 3, continued for 10 days.
The site is rich in terms of the antiquities discovered there, and is therefore expected to provide answers to questions raised by experts with regard to Iron Age and Islamic era in Rodbar heights.

The study may be prolonged in an attempt to delineate the boundaries of the 30-hectare site, he added.

Jahani said remnants of pre-Islamic, Ilkhanid and Safavid architecture as well as ancient graves as old as the Iron Age had been discovered at the site.

He continued that potteries, rich in shape and colour, had for the first time been retrieved from this part of the country.

“The existence of several springs and rivers in the area signify that it was a proper settlement for ancient dwellers,“ he added.

The archaeologists are trying to find out the reasons why the site was destroyed after the Safavid era, he added.

The site is to be inscribed on the Iranian National Heritage List in the not-too-distant future, he concluded.




Extracted From/Source: Iran Daily

Please note the above-news is NOT a "copy & paste" version from the mentioned-source. The news/article above has been modified with the following interventions by CAIS: Spelling corrections; -Rectification and correction of the historical facts and data; - Providing additional historical information within the text; -Removing any unnecessary, irrelevant & repetitive information.

     All these measures have been taken in order to ensure that the published news provided by CAIS is coherent, transparent, accurate and suitable for academics and cultural enthusiasts who visit the CAIS website.



my_Iran.jpg (13682 bytes)

"History is the Light on the Path to Future"


Persian_NOT_Farsi_by_Shapour_Suren-Pahlav_3D2.gif (177309 bytes)


Encyclopaedia Iranica

BIPS.jpg (15695 bytes)

The British Institute of Persian Studies

"Persepolis Reconstructed"

Persepolis_reconstructed2.jpg (36944 bytes)


The British Museum

The Royal

Asiatic Society

Persian_Gulf_Facebook.jpg (1935028 bytes)

The Persian Gulf

Facebook Page

Please use your "Back" button (top left) to return to the previous page

Copyright © 1998-2015 The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)