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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Parts of Tamisheh Wall Discovered in Gulf of Gorgan

 

12 September 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Underwater archaeological excavations of Iranian-British joint team on Gorgan’s defensive wall resulted in discovering parts of Tamisheh wall in the Gulf of Gorgan. Tamisheh wall constitutes a part of Gorgan historic wall.  

 

Announcing this news, Hamid Omrani, Iranian head of Gorgan’s wall archaeology team told Persian service of CHN: “As it was anticipated, parts of Tamisheh wall have been identified during underwater archaeological researching and through scuba diving activities in Gorgan’s gulf and we are determined to conduct more studies in the next season of excavations to find more parts of this wall.”      

 

The researches which have been made so far show that just like the Gorgan wall, 37x37x10cm bricks were implemented in Tamisheh wall as well. Omrani and the archaeology team give the possibility that Tamisheh wall and Gorgan wall reach to each other in one place and completed each other. However, more researches are needed to prove this theory.

 

Prior to this, existence of Tamisheh wall was identified through satellite pictures which were taken from the region and later on it was approved through archaeological excavations.

 

Underwater archaeological studies have been started by Iranian-British joint team for the first time to determine the extent of the historical wall of Gorgan which is considered the longest wall in Asia after the Great Wall of China. Archaeologists are looking to trace the wall’s extension into the Caspian Sea.

 

Gorgan Wall, which is one of the most important historical monuments in Golestan province, extends for 200 kilometres. Like the Great Wall of China, it was built to protect the city from invaders. So far archaeologists have succeeded in discovering the remnants of a number of fortresses dating back to Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE). 

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source*: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

 

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