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Ancient Iranian Shipwreck' Cargo to be Recovered


27 November 2006




LONDON, (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 Department said.

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 arrival.

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).




Extracted From/Source: Aryan Heritage New Agency (CHTN)

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