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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Pasargadae' Architectural Technology Under Review

 

17 October 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Excavations are underway in Pasargadae in Fars province, to shed more light on the socio-political structure of the world’s first governing system.


Iranian director of the excavation team at the site, Ali Reza Asgari told Persian service of ISNA that the second phase of archaeological research in Pasargadae will be undertaken to identify the gateways to the ancient city as well as the purpose served by each of the monuments and propose a route to be taken by visitors.


He further maintained that prior to the sixth century BCE, the world had not experienced a government in the form established by the Achaemenid dynasty (550-330 BCE).


Asgari recalled that the founder of Achaemenid dynasty, Cyrus the Great established the first government in the world after liberating many ethnic groups on bonds of allegiance and organizing them under a consolidated administration by devising the most worthy regulations for humanity.


He noted that some 80 years have elapsed since the discovery of Cyrus’ cylinder bearing the inscriptions of the world’s first human rights charter in Babylon, Mesopotamia and 50 years since the excavations first began in Pasargadae.


During the period, more than thousands of articles and books have been written on this glorious civilization and through these documents, the grandeur of the history and culture of the Iranians has multiplied in the international community, he said.


Therefore, governance of over half of the known world 25 centuries ago is of high significance for the Iranians and developing an understanding the mechanism of such a great organization is also important for historians and archaeologists, he added.


Asgari further stated that excavations by Archaeology Research Centre and Italy’s Bologna University last year revealed that Pasargadae was never abandoned after the Achaemenid reign, rather; settlements in the city continued during the Parthian and Sasanian dynastic eras, as well as the post-Sasanian period (637-850 CE).

 

 

 

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