The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Archaeologists have succeeded in identifying a manor house dating
back to Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE) during their excavations in Sarab-e
Murt, located in Iranian western province of Kermanshah.
unique manor house belonging to Sassanian dynastic era was consisted of two
parts including private section and formal section. The formal section was
consisted of a ceremonial vaulted hall. This squared hall was surrounded with 2
in 5 meters corridor which was led into some units, most probably official
chambers,” said Yusof Moradi, archaeologist of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department of Kermanshah province (KCHTO) and head of excavation team in Sarab-e
of plasters in the ceremonial hall indicate that the walls of this Sasanian
house were most probably covered with stucco decorations which have been
Moradi further explained that the big yards in official section were
covered with bricks, parts of which have been discovered.
to Moradi, this Sasanian manor house must have covered an area about 5000 square
meters, 2500 meters of which have been excavated so far.
the usage of this historic building in the course of history, Moradi explained:
“evidence shows that this residency house stayed in use even after Arab
conquest [of Iran] and during post-Sasanian period. Then it was destroyed
and abandoned until Seljuk dynasty (1037-1187) when the remained parts of the
monument came into use once again as a summer dwelling. This building was
also use during Ilkhanid era (1256-1336) by nomads.”
Further archaeological excavations revealed that this residency area was later turned into a cemetery and archaeologists have succeeded in unearthing a number of graves in the area.
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