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