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Parthian Artefacts from Guri-Kohneh Mound is being Classified

 

16 July 2007

 

 

 

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- The material cultures recovered from Guri-Kohneh Mound in Sisatn va Baluchestan province is being classified and catalogued by the experts from Iran’s Archaeological Research Centre, announced by Reza Mehrafarin, director of archaeological research in Guri-Kohneh Tappeh.

 

Mehrafari said “the recent excavation was conducted in order to classify and typify the Parthian pottery of this historical site”.

 

“After obtaining a permit for research in this Parthian site, from February to April 2007, we have managed to classify and catalogue the discovered potteries which date from 3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE”.

 

“Unfortunately as the result of submergence of the historical mound, the architectural remains dating to the Parthian dynastic period has been totally destroyed, and we have been left with a pile of mud”.

 

He added “in addition we have also found a large number of potsherds dating from 14th century to the Qajar period; and a number of Parthian coins which were sent to the Archaeological Research Centre for further study”. 

 

The Guri-Kohneh Zehak was a fortress constructed during the Parthian dynasty (248BCE-224CE) by the local Parthian rulers of Sistan, possibly the Suren clan. It was abandoned sometime during the 3rd century CE for an unknown reason. Archaeologists, have previously discovered potteries in the area dating back to the Achaemenid dynastic era (550-330 BCE).

 

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