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Red Floor Unearthed in Persepolis Treasury

 

21 September 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- A red floor which dates back to the reign of Darius the Great was recently unearthed in the treasury of Persepolis, the Persian service of CHN reported on Wednesday.

 

Archaeologists working on Persepolis were not aware about the floor, which was discovered while gardeners worked on the green area over top of one section of the old treasury.

 

“At present, the area of the floor measures five square meters. It dates back to Darius the Great,” curator of the Persepolis site-specific museum Mohammad-Taqi Ataii said.

 

According to Ataii, the discovery confirms the view of German archaeologist Erich Frederich Schmidt about the dimensions of the treasury at the time of Darius I. Schmidt excavated Persepolis in the mid 1930s.

 

Archaeological studies show that the Achaemenid’s revenues increased during the reign of Xerxes I, son of Darius the Great, so he expanded the treasury area, which was located on the eastern side of Persepolis and also allocated a part of the area for the ladies of his court.

 

“German archaeologist Ernest Hertzfeld converted the women’s quarter into a site-specific museum and an office for managing the site. Consequently, the floor remained buried and now it has been uncovered from under the grass,” explained Ataii, who is also an archaeologist.

 

Hertzfeld had previously unearthed pillars of the women’s quarters of the Xerxes Palace and established the museum in 1931.

 

 

 

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