The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of Iranian experts are preparing to transfer the second of the five 6000-year-old kilns, discovered at an ancient site in the Bolaghi Valley in Fars Province, to the Pasargadae Research Center in two weeks time.
first kiln was safely transferred in late August to the center, which is located
14 kilometers away.
operation for preparing the kiln, which differs in shape from the first one,
began about two weeks ago when it was transferred to the center,” team
director Hassan Rahsaz told Persian Service of CHN on Friday.
the kiln and making a moulage for it have been completed and the team is
planning to pack the four-ton kiln with foams for safe transfer,” he added.
to Rahsaz, this will be the last kiln which is to be transferred to the center.
The other kilns have been damaged over time and archaeologists have opened these
artifacts in order to study their functions.
pottery kilns were discovered by a German-Iranian team at a prehistoric
settlement from the Bakun period (late 5th to early 4th millennium BCE).
team and several other groups are working on the Archaeological Rescue
Excavations of the Bolaghi Valley, a project that has been implemented to study
130 archaeological sites before the reservoir of the Sivand Dam is filled to
flood a large section of the valley, which is scheduled to take place in early
the Ministry of Energy and the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO)
have agreed on fixing a date for filling the dam, which has been repeatedly
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