(CAIS) -- Archeologists conducting excavations in
Khafr, Fars province have come across the tomb of the
Sasanid King of Kings, Khosrow I, known as Anušakruwān
(pr. Anushirvān), (531-579 AD).
Archeologist Jamshid Sedaqat-Kish told ISNA in Jahrom,
Fars province, that foreign sources had earlier confirmed
that King’s grave was located at Khafr.
“It was discovered at a palace in Khafr. Prior to the
1979 Revolution, works had begun to build a tomb at the
site, but, the project went into oblivion after the
revolution,“ he said.
Khosrow I, was one of the greatest of the ancient world's sovereigns.
He succeeded his father, Kavadh I (Qobād),
but before becoming king of kings, Khosrow was responsible
for ending the communistic Mazdakites movement (c.528). He
extended Persian rule East to the Indus River with the
capture (560) of Bactria, West across Arabia by
establishing (570) at least nominal rule over Yemen, and
north and northwest by taking part of Armenia and Caucasus
from the Byzantines.
is revered as a just (Dādgar),
who encouraged learning, stimulated commerce, rebuilt
cities, and set up a reformed system of taxation.