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Two Further Fortresses Identified on Path of Gorgan’s Wall


18 September 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Geophysical operations of Iranian-British joint team on more than 2 hectares of Gorgan’s wall led into identifying two underground fortresses.


Hamid Omrani, Iranian head of the team and head of the cultural heritage base of Gorgan’s Great Wall announced the discovery of two buried Sasanian fortresses which are denoted to Gorgan’s wall during geophysical operations.  


Iranian-British joint team consisted of archaeologists and experts of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and University of Edinburgh and Durham University in Scotland, have so far carried out three seasons of archaeological excavations on Gorgan’s Great Wall. The team is consisted of 17 experts in archaeology, archeogeology, geophysics, history, architecture, archeoanthropology, and laboratory. 


According to Omrani, the discovered earthenware evidence in the area are being classified and documented for further researches.


Gorgan’s Great Wall extended in the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, is the most ancient and longest wall in Iran.  Comparable to the Great Wall of China, Gorgan’s Defensive Wall has a cultural-historic importance and speaks of the rich civilization which once populated the northern regions of present-day Iran.




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