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Three Pre-Historic Kilns Discovered Behind Mullahh Sadra Dam


14 September 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- While the flooding of Mullah Sadra Dam has already started, archeologists are still trying to save some important evidence in this 7000-year-old archeological site. The recent excavations in this historical site, led to discovery of three clay kilns dating back to the pre-historic time, according to Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN).


“During the continuation of archeological studies on this site which is being done with the cooperation of Alireza Sardari, three clay kilns were discovered. These ovens worked with a very complicated system and most probably must have dated back to more than 5000 years ago. So far we have succeeded in unearthing two of the discovered ovens, one of which is about 5 meters tall,” said Azizolah Rezayi, head of archeology team in Mehr-Ali Farsi Hill in Fars province.


An sophisticated technique was used in the construction of these kilns and most probably they were being used for firing special kinds of clays.


“The kilns are equipped with a brazier which leads to some holes. Behind the holes were covered with sands on which the clays were placed. The heat of the brazier passed through the holes and baked the clays,” added Rezayi.


Some parts of Mehr-Ali Farsi Hill have already submerged due to inundation of Mullah Sadra Dam and archeologists have to reach to the hill with boat to go on with their excavations.


Mentioning that Fars Regional Water Organization has shown an acceptable cooperation with archeology team, Rezayi expressed hope that the cooperation continues until the end of excavations. Currently, archeologists are trying to unearth the third oven.


Mehr Ali Farsi is one of the most important archeological sites of Fars province, which is being destroyed by the newly constructed dam. Archeological excavations in this pre-historical site could lead into revealing many unknown facts about the pre-historic period in Fars province




Extracted From/Source: CHN

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