LONDON, (CAIS) -- Works on the restoration of all the
forts and excavated sections of the ancient Gorgan Wall
have ended and measures are now underway to protect the
historical site, reported CHN.
Gorgan Wall, which is one of the most important historical
monuments in Golestan province, extends for 200 kilometers.
Director of the excavation team for Gorgan Wall Jabraiel
Nokandeh said that following explorations in several forts
and some sections of the wall, renovation works on the
wall and forts began so as to clear the route leading the
tourists to the site.
A British team conducted research on the bricks used in
the construction of the wall, he said. The official
further said that it will take time to announce the
results of the experiments but operations to protect the
area will be in progress during the period.
Archeologists are trying to determine the age of the wall
and the relationship between the bricks used in the wall
and the kilns discovered in the vicinity.
Archeologists have come across remnants of an edifice and
a temple dating back to the Sasanid dynastic era.
Gorgan historical wall is considered the second longest in
Asia following the Great Wall of China.
Most experts maintain the Chinese and Gorgan walls were
both built at around the same time with the aim of