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to Excavate Achaemenid Village
13 December 2007
(CAIS) -- Iranian
archaeologists have found the ruins of an Achaemenid village in the second phase
of excavations at the Dowlatabad site near Persepolis.
The thin walls and partitions found at the site located near Persepolis (Takht-e
Jamshid) have prompted archaeologists to conclude a village covering an area of
about 10 hectares once existed in the area.
Small pieces of stone dishes and ceramics discovered at the site support the
theory that the village was governed on a labour economy basis.
Archaeologists believe that the number of skeletal remains discovered at the
site dating back to the post- Achaemenid, Sasanian dynasty as well as
post-Sasanian periods, suggest the area was probably used as burial grounds
after the fall of Achaemenid dynasty.
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