The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A 5000-year-old brick platform has been discovered at the Qoli Darvish Tepe near Qom, central Iran, the Persian service of CHN reported on Tuesday.
platform was discovered during the fourth phase of excavations at Qoli Darvish
and will complete the archaeological information about the site. However, some
parts of the platform and a structure built on it have been destroyed by
loaders,” archaeological team director Siamak Sarlak said.
Qoli Darvish Tepe once covered 50 hectares and was 30 meters in height, but now
it is just 6 meters in height and only 10 hectares of the site remain untouched
due to construction of the Qom-Jamkaran Highway over the past decade.
platform is similar to examples in Mesopotamia. Following an ancient technique,
a place had been dug out and filled with gravel and the platform had been
constructed on the foundation and then a structure had been built on it,”
parts of the structure are still left, and the team discovered a Bronze Age grey
pot, some other dishes, chips used for counting, a round multicolour pendant,
and some polychrome pottery works in the ruins of the walls,” he added.
March, the team unearthed a hearth at a temple discovered during a previous
phase of excavations.
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