The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(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
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.
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.
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.
are also determined to increase security measures in the region in order to
protect the area and what have been unearthed so far.
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.
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.
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