The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(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.
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
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