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Hill Confirmed to be an Arsacid Site: Azarnoush
16 January 2007
(CAIS) -- Archaeologists involved in the 3rd phase of the second
season of excavations at Ecbatana historical hill have confirmed the site dates back
to the Arsacid dynastic era, according to a report by Persian service of ISNA.
Head of the archaeological team, Dr Masoud Azarnoush said his team did not find
any evidence regarding the Median dynastic (728-550 BCE) occupation in
the area; and therefore, archaeologists should look into Hamadan to find
the Median Ecbatana.“
Dr Azarnoush added, "although, the Arsacid dynasty lasted nearly
five centuries, and constitutes a remarkable period of Iranian history,
unfortunately not enough research has been carried out to compare
to other Iranian dynasties, and therefore there are a
great deal of questions about their culture and civilization are remained
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