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Sasanian Monument Identified in Western Iran


16 April 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Salvation project behind Kaleh Shak Dam, Iranian western province of Kermanshah, resulted in discovery of an aristocracy monument dating back to Sasanian dynastic era (CE 224-651). Considering the importance of this new discovery, Iran’s Western Regional Water Organization has decided to save this Sasanian monument against possible damages caused by inundation of the dam.        


Announcing this news, Yousef Moradi, head of salvation team in Sarab-e Mourt told Persian service of CHN: “Kaleh Shak Dam is located 5 kilometres distance of Sarab-e Mourt region in west of Gilan city, Kermanshah province. The dam was due to be flooded in a near future, however, considering the importance of this discovered monument, Iran’s West Regional Water Organization has promised to lower the level of water in the reservoir in an attempt to save this historic monument.”


 According to Moradi the monument has remained almost intact and just in some places its ceiling has destroyed. “The monument is consisted of private and formal sectors. The formal sector is consisted of a ceremonial hall, parts of which have been discovered so far which covers an area around 11x 15 meters area,” said Moradi.


Rubble and mortar was used in construction of this Sasanian monument and was surrounded by corridors with residential and official buildings on its both sides. Archaeological excavations show that this monument was destroyed before the sixth century and it was used by nomads during Seljuk (1037-1187) and Ilkhanid (1256-1336) dynastic eras.





Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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