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Restoration Work on Ancient Gorgan Wall Completed


22 January 2006



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 thwarting invaders.




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