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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Parthian Metal Workshops Discovered in Kerman

 

07 October 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Kerman province announced the discovery of a historic metallurgical site belonging to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE) in Arzoieh district located close to the city of Baft in Kerman province.

 

According to Nader Alidadi Soleimani, director of the Department’s archeology unit, existence of tools showing the different metal work processes, from extracting copper-stone from the mine to melting the metal in crucibles and obtaining metal from it, all indicate that this historical site was an active center in the ancient times which remained in use for a long period.

 

Soleimani also announced that based on the evidence found in the region, this historical site dates back to the Parthian dynastic era.

 

“It has become evident to us that there used to be a vast industrial city near the site; and that the metal workshops here were active until the beginning and probably even to mid-Islamic era,” added Soleimani.

 

Discovery of this historical site shows the developed metal industry in Iran during the Parthian dynasty as well as the importance of copper production in Kerman province.

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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