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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

New Season of Excavations Finally Began at Qoli Darvish Tappeh

 

31 January 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- After two weeks of delay, archaeologists will finally begin their 4th season of excavations at the historic site of Qoli Darvish Tappeh today. Based on the current plan, the team of archaeologists will study the remains of a 3000-year-old temple and residential houses that are dated to the 3rd millennium BCE.

 

“Excavations at this historic site will begin after a 13-day delay caused by lack of funding and coordination. This season of excavation will particularly focus on a temple found on this hill that is believed to have remained from the Iron Age,” said Siamak Sarlak, head of the excavation team at Qoli Darvish Tappeh. He further said that the temple has almost entirely been unearthed during previous seasons of archaeological excavations at the hill.

 

Construction of a highway connecting Qom to the nearby religious centre of Jamkarān has devastated the historic Qoli Darvish Tappeh such that roughly 90 percent of the hill and its historic evidence were destroyed. “Qoli Darvish Tappeh has been extensively damaged by bulldozers. We have been lucky that the bulldozers had just missed the temple or we would have lost this 3000-year-old structure by now,” added Sarlak.

 

Archaeologists will also resume their excavations in 5000-year-old dwellings found at the historic site of Qoli Darvish Tappeh, looking for more evidence of earliest settlements in Qom. Previous excavations in the region had led into numerous findings, most strikingly the jar-burial of a child unearthed in the hill’s settlement area.

 

 

 

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

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