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30 Partho-Sasanian Sites Discovered Near Gorgan Wall


16 September 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- With the end of another season of archaeological research at Gorgan’s Great Wall, Iranian-British joint team has succeeded in identifying 30 historical sites dating back to Parthian (248 BCE-224 CE) and Sasanian (224-651 CE) dynastic eras.


The joint Iranian-British archaeology team consisted of experts of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and Scottish University of Edinburgh and Durham University, started the second season of excavations on Gorgan’s defensive wall in Kolaleh, Gonbad Kavus, and Torkaman port, all located northern Iran. 


According to Hamid Omrani, Iranian head of the Iranian-British team, the majority of the Parthian and Sasanian historical sites have been discovered in northern side of Gorgan’s wall. Prior to this, during the archaeological excavations in the vicinity of Gorgan’s wall, the team also succeeded in discovering the biggest fortress, 64 hectares in area, in one kilometre distance outside of Gorgan’s wall. 


Gorgan’s great wall extended for 200 kilometres in the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, is the most ancient and the longest discovered wall in Iran-proper. Comparable to the Great Wall of China, Gorgan’s Defensive Wall has a cultural-historic importance and brings into light the rich civilization of northern regions of present-day Iran.




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