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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Sasanian Wine Production Workshops to be Submerged under Sivan Waters

 

23 July 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The unique wine production workshops belonging to Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE) will be submerged without being transferred to another place. The wine production workshop, which is the most complete in its own kind ever found in Iran-proper, was discovered during the second season of archaeological excavations conducted by Iranian-Polish joint team in Bolaghi Valley.     

 

According to Ali Asadi, head of Iranian-Polish archaeology team in Bolaghi Valley, this earthenware construction is consisted of a sloped surface with two small pools. After passing through both pools and settling of sediments, the pure grape juice was poured into a big jar.

 

Pointing out to the importance of this unique historical evidence and the importance for saving it without bearing a high expense, Asadi said: “The most economic and simple way for rescuing this construction would be preparing moulage is exact sizes from the pools. Afterwards, by destroying the smaller pool, the jar can be unearthed and then the moulage and the jar can be transferred to Parse Pasargadae Research Centre to be preserved as a sample of this unique historical construction.”

 

Located in Iranian Fars province, Bolaghi Valley contains a large number of historical sites, some 133 of which have been identified and unearthed during salvation project of Bolaghi Valley conducted by attendance of archaeological teams from Iran and eight other countries. Bolaghi Valley and the majority of historical sites identified in the area have already been submerged after Islamic Republic president ordered the inundation of Sivand Dam in April.

 

Area number 131 which was a prehistoric settlement as well as an Achaemenid village have been submerged so far. Currently by closing the floodgates of the dam and increasing the level of the reservoir, this unique Sasanian wine production workshop is on verge of being submerged forever. Warning Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) about the risky situation of this unique construction, archaeologists and cultural heritage experts have asked the Organization to make an emergency decision in this regard.

 

 

 

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

 

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