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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS©

 

In Search of Sasanian Wall

 

12 February 2006

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian archeologists are planning to conduct operations to follow a recently discovered defence wall built by the Sasanian King of Kings, Khosrow II, Parviz (590-628 AD) linking his palace in Qasr-e Shirin (Kermanshah province) to present day Iraq.


Announcing this, the head of Qasr-e Shirin excavation team, Ali Hažiri said that the defence wall begins from Bazi-Deraz mountain and continues to Qaraviz mountain in what is today known as Iraq. Its exact length has not yet been determined, reported CHN.


“We have requested from Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) to recruit Iraqi archeologists to determine the exact length of the wall and how it may be connected to Sasanian edifices in Qasr-e Shirin,“ Hažiri said.


He said that 40 km of the wall is located within modern Iranian territory and fortresses like Zich Manižeh, Sar-e Pol-e Zahâb and Dâr-e Balut are situated along the same route to the final outpost of the frontier of the Sasanian empire in the West of Khvarvaran province (today known as Iraq).


Hažiri said that with the passage of time the wall was ruined and currently its height is between one meter and 80 cm high while its width varies between 1.6 meter and 4.1 meter.


The wall is 17 km away from Khosrow-Shirin Palace on the Qasr-e Shirin and Sar-e Pol-e Zahab. Part of the wall which is in modern Iranian territory has been built of stone slates.

 

 

 

 

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