The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The team of archaeologists working on the ruins of the Khosrow Palace near the city of Qasr-e Shirin in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah discovered the dais of the Sasanid palace during their current round of excavations, the Persian service of CHN reported on Sunday.
platform was used by the ruler or owner of the palace,” team director Yusef
new excavations and studies on smashed ceilings have determined that the palace
was destroyed as a result of an earthquake. Texts written by Iranian and Arab
historians also mentioned a devastating quake which destroyed the palace,” he
studies are underway to determine the original facade of Khosrow Palace.
documents and the texts have given a fairly exact understanding of the
architecture of the palace. It had two sections, private and official, and
studies have been carried out on the latter. The team will centre on this
section and the other section in the next phases of excavations,” Moradi said.
team of archaeologists also few days ago discovered ruins of the ceremonial hall
of the palace.
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