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Remains of a Parthian Fire Temple Discovered in Yazd


14 February 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Excavations of experts of provincial department of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization in Yazd (YCHTO) have resulted in discovery of a cave in Eslāmiyeh village near the city of Taft, where archaeologists believe they have succeeded in identifying the remains of a fire temple dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE).


“In response to the inquiry of Iran’s Mines and Industries Ministry on the situation of the area for conducting their development projects, the YCHTO undertook some excavations near the city of Taft which led into identifying the remains of an earthen wall covered with chopped straw and plaster inside the cave which most probably must have belonged to a fire temple,” said Babayi, archaeologist of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Yazd province.


Archaeologists have further succeeded in discovering a historical hill belonging to the Sassanid dynastic era (224-651 CE) which they believe it was possibly a service station on the way of Yazd to Esfahān, 40 kilometres from Gāv-e Khūni swamp.




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

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