The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Latest archaeological excavations in area known as Shat-e Ghileh
located at deepest part of the reservoir of Kalān Dam, led into identifying a
residential settlement area dating back to 6000 years ago.
this news, Hassan Rezvani, head of excavation team behind Kalan Dam in Malāyer
told Persian service of CHN: “Considering that 6000-year-old evidence have
been discovered both in this area and Patapeh hill, which is our main target for
salvation works behind Kalan dam, we believe that there must have been a direct
relation between these two historical areas.”
3-kilometre distance of Pātapeh historic hill, archaeologists are trying to
trace residential settlements in the area in an attempt to unveil some secrets
about residency in Hamadān province during 4th millennium BC.
his appreciation for the cooperation of authorities of Kalan Dam with the
archaeology team, Rezvani explained that more than 400,000 US Dollars is
required to complete their excavations in Patapeh, parts of which have been
provided so far.
22 meters height, Patapeh historic hill is the biggest hill in Iran which
archaeologists have ever started salvation works in an attempt to rescue its
historical evidence before inundation of the dam.
are determined to excavate all parts of this historic hill to reach to pure soil
and identify historical evidence ranging in date from 6000 years ago to Islamic
period (651 afterwards). They are also due to give a comprehensive report from
their excavations to Iran’s Archaeology Centre at the end of each excavation
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