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Agricultural System Discovered at Korbaldasht
21 May 2007
(CAIS) -- Archaeological studies at Korbaldasht
historical site, Marvdasht, Fars province, have produced considerable results in
the restoration of agricultural systems and mechanisms of state support for the
sector in different historical eras.
According to ISNA Persian Service, director of the archaeological team for Korbāldasht,
Ali Asadi said that studies of the site, which was undertaken with the aim of
identifying the economy of the region using archaeological evidence from the
dams and sites, are complete.
According to him, during archaeological studies five main embankments over Kor
River were identified, the oldest of which is Amir Embankment which dates back
to the Achaemenid dynastic era (550-330 BCE).
The other embankments are from the Sassanid era (224-651 CE) as well as other
The findings further reveal that evidence pertaining to the main route from
Marvdasht to Shiraz, a vestige of the Achaemenid era, have also been found, he
Studies in Korbal were conducted in cooperation with Parse-Pasargadae Foundation
and Chicago University.
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