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River Under Excavation
04 March 2007
(CAIS) -- Director of an Iranian archaeological team has announced that
studies are being conducted on the southern banks of Kor River, Fars province
with the aim of identifying human settlements and gaining knowledge about
irrigation systems and embankment networks during different periods of history.
Speaking to Persian service of ISNA, Ali Asadi said Friday that studies
conducted so far focused on the northern side of Kor River to determine the
areas settled during the Achaemenid dynastic period (550-330 BCE) as well as
He said that further studies should be undertaken about the southern side of the
river, which extends from the southern section of Marvdasht to Bakhtgan Lake. He
pointed out that earlier important relics such as Amir Embankment from the Buyyid
dynasty (934-1055 CE) as well as traces of four other embankments were
The archaeological team has so far concentrated on the water reservoir of the
embankments, he noted.
Results of earlier rounds of excavations reveal that most of the artifacts
unearthed from the southern bank of Kor River belong to the Sasanian dynasty (224-651
CE) and post-Sasanian eras, he said, adding that few settlements pertaining to
pre-history period have also been identified in the area.
A number of prominent sites with a culture called ’Lepoei’ were also
discovered in the process, he said.
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