The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- The first season of archaeological excavations in Jūrāb
historic hill in Hamadan province, western Iran, led into discovery of more clay
vessels and figurines, the exact age of which are not clarified yet.
Archaeologists believe that studies on these new discoveries would reveal some previously unknown
facts about this historic hill.
to public relations of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Malayer
city (MCHTO) in Hamadan province, the first season of excavations in
26-meter-high Jurab Tappeh historical site came to an end while
archaeologists succeeded in undertaking stratigraphy and sounding works as
well delimiting this historic site.
an interview with Persian service of CHN, Ali Khāksār, director of the
MCHTO said: “Any kind of construction in the vicinity of the hill has been
forbidden and Iran’s ICHTO is determined to purchase all the nearby houses
from their owners.”
the restoration of Noushejān historic citadel, Khaksar explained:
“Reconstruction of this historical monument which belongs to the Median
dynastic era (728-550 BCE) has been completed using the national
further explained that the Department is also determined to undertake some
other emergency projects including restoration of Mirfatah ancient ice-house as
the only traditional one of its kind in western Iran and buying its
adjacent lands. Restoring the Bidkorpeh tower near city of Malāyer are the
other programs of MCHTO which will take place in a near future.
studies on Jurab Tappeh dated this ancient hill to 5000 BCE. However, latest
archaeological research on this historic hill date it nearly 2000 years earlier
to the 7th millennium BCE.
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