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of an Unknown Parthian Fortress Became Visible After Rainfall
04 May 2006
(CAIS) -- Recent rainfalls in Minab, Hormuzgan
province have exposed the walls of an ancient Parthian fortress, disclosed an
archaeologist Siamak Sarlak.
The fortress is only visible under special conditions since it is situated on a
salty marshland and the structure can be seen when the rain washes away the
layer of salt and allows the fortress to appear, he told Persian service of CHN.
“When it rains, the people can see the 86-meter long wall of the fortress but
as soon as the rain stops, it disappears under the salt layer.“
Sarlak said that the pottery shreds surrounding the fortress date back to the Arsacid
dynastic era (248 BCE - 224 CE) and mud-brick was the most important
construction material in building the fortress, but, the outer part of the
fortress is made of red and baked bricks.
Excavations in Minab and Roudan, Hormuzgan province, helped determine coral
section of ancient Hormuz city 700 years after its civilization was buried
underground. In addition, two historical sites have been uncovered dating back
to the third and fifth millennia BCE.
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