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Fifth Season of Archaeological Study in Achaemenid' Borazjan Palace on the Way


25 September 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- The fifth season of archaeological excavations has set to start in a near future in Borazjan palace which is denoted to the “Father of Iranian Nation”, the Cyrus the Great, the founder of second Iranian dynastic empire, the Achaemenids (550-330 BCE).


Announcing this news, Hamid Zareie, archaeologist, further said that the exact time for resuming the fifth season of excavations have not been clarified yet. However, since climate wise the Bushehr province is still too hot for any research to carried out, they have to postpone excavations until the weather make the attendance of archaeologists in the region possible.


Based on archaeological evidence, construction of this unfinished palace was started by order of Cyrus the Great, and architectural evidence show that it was very similar to those implemented in Pasargadae palace. However the construction of the palace must have been stopped following the death of Cyrus the Great.


Prior archaeological excavations conducted under supervision of Aliakbar Sarfaraz, resulted in discovering some architectural remains including parts of the pedestals scattered over the area. Archaeologists are determined to identify the original locations of the columns. However all these discoveries have revealed the importance of this historical site and the necessity for continuing archaeological excavations in the area.


Archaeologists are also determined to increase security measures in the region in order to protect the area and what have been unearthed so far.


Discovery of such a magnificent monument which is unique in its own kind and its sophisticated artistic works was never seen elsewhere even in Persepolis, which was the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire. However, despite all its importance this historic palace it has been neglected by cultural heritage.


The palace covers a 50x50 square meters area and archaeological researches indicate that the use of colossal masonay which were implemented in construction of the palace were brought from Tangjir quarry.




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


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