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Further Mannaean Architectural Remnants Discovered in Bukan

 

02 September 2006

 

 

 

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archeological excavations at Bukan’s Qalaichi archaeological hill led to the discovery of further architectural remnants dating back to the 8th and 7th centuries BCE, according to the Persian service of IRNA.


The department’s Public Relations Office quoted Bahman Kargar as saying, “Archeologists came across architectural remains stretching back to the Neo-Assyrian period during the ninth season of excavations at Qalaichi tepe,“ the official noted.


The discovered structures include a wall attached to another stone wall, he said, adding the interior of the walls is adorned with a thick layer of lime.


Kargar explained that the ninth season of excavations was aimed at unearthing architectural structures belonging to three historical periods in southern part of the ancient mound.


According to the expert, the team dug 50 trenches in the area to unearth buildings and walls, as well as the remnants of the old Qalaichi bulwark.


“The entire religious edifices of the Mannaean era (10th to 7th BCE) located at the center of the hill were exposed in the excavations.“


He said the discovered objects include ornamental beads and glazed bricks of different sizes.


The expert noted that the future archeological studies on the hill would focus on unearthing residential units in the adjacency of the religious venues.


Qalaichi historical hill is the only place where archeological studies have been conducted on the Mannaean kingdom--one of the unknown settlements in northwest of Iran.


Qalaichi Hill is located in West Azarbaijan province, next to Qalaichi village, eight kilometers northeast of Bukan. Some historical evidence belonging to the Iron Age II (1200 to 850 BCE) and Iron Age III (850 to 550 BCE) has already been found in the hill.

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