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Experts in Search of Lost Achaemenid City Beneath Portuguese Castle in Persian Gulf

 

08 November 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of Iranian archaeologists plans to begin excavating strata beneath the 16th century Portuguese castle in the port of Kong near Bandar Lengeh for possible remnants of one of the lost Achaemenid cities next week.

 

According to a number of historical documents, the Achaemenid dynasty had established 12 cities in the region in Hormozgan Province on the Persian Gulf coast, but none of them have been found.

 

The archaeologists say the remnants of the cities may be buried in silt under the waters of the Persian Gulf .

 

The 16th century Portuguese also left three other castles on the Iranian islands of Larak, Qeshm, and Hormoz during their invasion in Persian Gulf .  

 

 

 

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