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of Pre-Historic Cemetery in Zanjan
23 June 2007
(CAIS) -- An archaeologist, Abolfazl Ali, has
reported the discovery of a historical site by a team of archaeologists in the
vicinity of Golabar Dam in Zanjan.
“According to research conducted on clay objects found in the region, the
antiquity of site is estimated to date back to 6,000 years ago,“ Ali said.
Noting that the site is located near a lake and in the vicinity of the dam, Ali
said that inundation of the dam was suspended in view of the possible submersion
of the historical site.
He pointed out that concurrent with this discovery, a castle belonging to the Parthian
dynastic era (248BCE - 224CE), which was resorted during the post-Sasanian
(651-850 CE) period located on top of a historical hill was also identified.
“Archeological excavations have begun at the site since the foothill was
exposed to the risk of being submerged following the inundation of Golabar Dam,
while the castle would remain above the water on an island in the lake,“ Ali
Dam was constructed oby the Islamic Republic, without obtaining permission from
Iran cultural heritage authority (ICHTO).
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