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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Another dais was discovered on the western side of the Apadana Palace in Susa by chance during operations to install electrical power lines, the Persian service of CHN reported on Wednesday.
had been excavated by a team of French archaeologists shortly before the 1979
revolution and many priceless artifacts discovered by the team were taken to the
originally believed that the palace only had a dais in its eastern section until
the new discovery. The western dais covers an area of 380 square meters.
was the capital of ancient Elam and also contains palaces of the Achaemenid emperors
such as Darius the Great and Artaxerxes I. Apadana was Darius the Great'
audience hall. The name was also given to a similar hall built by Darius at
will begin restoration of the palace wall and other discoveries after the
excavations are completed. But we need the assistance of provincial and cultural
heritage officials for this,” said Mir Abedin Kaboli, the director of the
archaeological team working at Apadana.
plan to establish a museum in the area between the wall and Khomeini Street
in Shush (Susa), but it will be impossible before restoration of the wall,” he
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