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28 Parthian and Sasanian Sites Identified in Golestan


22 August 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists from the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of Golestan province have succeeded in identifying 28 historical sites belonging to Parthian (248 BCE- 224 CE) and Sasanian (224-651 CE) dynastic eras which must have a relation with Gorgan’s Great Wall.


According to Hamid Omrani, Iranian head of Iranian-British joint team in excavation project of Gorgan’s Great Wall, the newly discovered areas in eastern part of Gorgan’s wall date back to Parthian dynastic era.


The high density of Parthian historic sites in this area indicates that the area was under Parthian domain prior the rise of Arsacid dynasty to power and latter formation of the Parthian empire.      


Iranian-British joint team consisted of experts of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization and University of Edinburgh and Durham University, have started their researches on Gorgan’s Great Wall otherwise known as Gorgan’s Defensive Wall in an attempt to find more about this stunning architectural masterpiece which is somehow comparable to the Great Wall of China.


Iran is also intending to put up the Great Wall of Gorgan, as Asian’s second most extended wall for world registration.  




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


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