The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Geophysical researches in Halqeh plain,
located in Minu Dasht city, eastern Golestan province, resulted in identifying a
number of buried structure in this region. Experts give the possibility that the
remains must have belonged to the Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE).
328-hectare Halqeh historical site has an irregular octagonal pattern. This
historical city was surrounded by two 7.4-meter-high interior and exterior
claddings, with a defensive-trench of 53 to 60 meters in width in between.
to Babak Aminpour, expert of archeo-geophysics studies, magnetometer method was
implemented during the geophysical works in Halqeh plain in an effort to find
the buried architectural evidence in the region.
far, experts have succeeded in completing their geophysical studies in 6 out of
328 hectares of this city.
Halqeh Dasht is considered one of the most important historical sites in Golestan province in which for the first time some archaeological excavations were carried out during 1970’s.
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