The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- In search of architectural
layers, the Iranian-Italian archaeology team in Pasargadae are about to completed
the second season of archaeological research in Tal-e Takht.
excavations which have been started in an attempt to identify the architectural
layers and record them in a chronological order has resulted in discovering some
clay evidence belonging to post-Achaemenid era (330 -248 BCE).
Announcing this news,
Alireza Asgari, Iranian head of Iranian-Italian archaeology team in Tal-e Takht
told Persian service of CHN: “Archaeological excavations in Tal-e Takht
Pasargadae have been resumed in an attempt to complete the previous researches
renowned Scottish archaeologist
David Stronach some 40 years ago. In the second season of
excavations, the architectural layers dating back to Achaemenid dynastic era
(550-330 BCE) in this historic site have been studied and recorded in a
Located in farthest
reaches of Pasargadae historical site in Iranian Fars province, Tal-e Takht has
been undergone archaeological excavations repeatedly, however, there are still
much unknown about this historic site.
“Since the excavated
area was very limit, we only succeeded in identifying the cultural evidence
existing in Achaemenid architectural layers in this historic site in order to
arrange them chronologically,” added Asgari.
He further explained that
during the first season of excavations conducted by Iranian-Italian joint
team last year, it became evident that Tal-e Takht was used as a ceremonial
building during the reign of Cyrus the Great, the father of Iranian nation and
the founder of first Persian Empire, and afterwards during the reign of Darius
the Great, it was turned into a defensive fortress.
The Iranian-Italian joint
team which has started their excavations since last month under supervision of
Alireza Asgari from Iran and Pierfrancesco Callieri from Italy will conclude
their excavations in Tal-e Takht next week.
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