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Ancient Iranian Shipwreck'
Cargo to be Recovered
27 November 2006
(CAIS) -- Necessary facilities will be provided
within the next month to recover remains of a Parthian or Sasanid shipwreck out
of Persian Gulf waters.
“Recovery of a sunken shipwreck and its cargo out of the water is a real feat.
Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) will
deploy international experts in its recovery,” director of ICHHTO Research
Greek and Australian underwater archaeology teams have expressed their
willingness to assist ICHHTO, and the preliminary talks have been held between
the two sides, he said, adding that rescue operations will start upon their
He said: “No location has been decided yet to create an Underwater Archaeology
Centre and we are not sure about its exact place.”
The sunken ancient Iranian ship was discovered in the Persian Gulf near the port
of Siraf. The Darya-Kav-e Jonub Company (Southern Sea Investigation Co.) was
commissioned by ICHHTO to search the area.
The shipwreck and its cargo are at a depth of 70 meters into the Persian Gulf.
The ship belongs to one of the two ancient Iranian dynastic empires, Parthian
(248 BCE - 224 CE) or Sassanian (224-651 CE).
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