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Experts Preparing to Transfer Another 6000-Years-old Kiln from Bolaghi Valley


10 September 2006




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.


The first kiln was safely transferred in late August to the center, which is located 14 kilometers away.


“The 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.


“Buttressing 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.


According 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.


The pottery kilns were discovered by a German-Iranian team at a prehistoric settlement from the Bakun period (late 5th to early 4th millennium BCE).


The 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 December.


However, 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 delayed.



Extracted From/Source: Mehr News

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