The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of Iranian and British archaeologists have recently discovered a sixteenth fort at the Gorgan Great Wall during a series of geophysical studies, the Persian service of CHN reported on Monday.
fort is attached to the wall and its interior structures which date back
approximately 1700 years are still intact,” the team’s Iranian director
Hamid Omrani announced.
studies indicate that the interior structures have been built in a symmetrical
style,” he explained.
team, which includes experts from the universities of Durham and Edinburgh, is
currently conducting excavations to enable the wall to be dated precisely.
estimate that it was built at about the same time as the Great Wall of China and
that it was used as a defense system against the invasions of the Ephthalites, a
nomadic people who once lived in Central Asia.
Initial studies suggest that the wall measures 200 kilometers in length. This would make it Asia’s second longest wall after the Great Wall of China.
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