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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©

 

Sasanian Gerdab-e Sangi Cleared of Debris & Household Wastes

 

19 July 2006

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The historical Gerdab-e Sangi in Khorramabad, capital of Lorestan province, since 1979 revolution, due to the lack of attention from the authorities, it was turned into a massive dumpster. The historical structure was littered with household wastes and construction debris by the locals. However, after clearing the wastes from the site, and a basic facelift, now it is being turned into a sightseeing attraction. The adjacent lands also were purchased by ICHTO.

 

The stone-made structure dates back to Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE). Encircling several springs, the edifice sits near the prehistoric Qomri Cave. The construction was once used for rationing and distributing potable and agricultural water among local population and farmers. Its cylindrical stone wall has a height of 18 meters. There are a few different-sized outlets in the wall for controlling the flow of water into a canal on the west of the structure. In the vicinity, the remnants of an old mill, which was run using water from the springs, can be observed.


Gerdab-e Sangi was registered on the National Heritage List in 1976.



 

 

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