The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists unearthed another 3000-year-old fireplace at the Qoli Darvish Tappeh near Qom, central Iran, the Persian service of CHN reported on Wednesday.
fireplace was discovered at the temple, which was discovered during previous
phases of excavations. This is the fourth hearth discovered at the site,”
archaeological team director Siamak Sarlak said.
fireplace, which is smaller than the central one, consists of a room with an
offering stand and was used to keep the other large fireplaces lit,” Sarlak
walls of the fireplace had been covered with plaster stucco mixed with straw in
150 square meters of the 200-square-meter temple has been destroyed by
construction of the Qom-Jamkaran Highway over the past decade.
Qoli Darvish Tappeh once covered 50 hectares and was 30 meters in height, but
now it is just 6 meters in height and only 10 hectares of the site remain
untouched due to the highway project.
is evidence that Qoli Darvish was inhabited from the fourth millennium BCE to
the ninth century CE.
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