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Gohar Tappeh was an Economic Hub During the 3rd Millennium BCE

 

08 April 2008

 

 

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- The results of archaeo-architectural studies conducted in Gohar Tappeh in Mazandaran province have shown the city was a prosperous economic hub during the third and second millennia BCE, reported the Persian service of CHN on Monday.

 

“One of the most important finds in Goahr Tappeh was the discovery of its complex architectural remains, which demonstrates a strong financial state of Mazandaran province 5000-years-ago", said Ali Mahforouzi, director of the archaeological team in Gohar Tappeh.

 

Archaeologists have also identified the settlement's fortification. In relation to which, Mahforouzi said "during the fourth season we have extended the area under research and managed to discover the fortification walls with its eight watchtowers."

 

Apart from the residential areas archaeologists have also discovered the administrative and religious centres.

 

Gohar Tappeh Covering an area of 50 hectares is located in the eastern parts of Mazandaran province between the cities of Neka and Behshahr, north of Iran and is considered to be the largest ancient urbanised centre that has ever been discovered in the region. 

 

Studies have shown that the region has been inhabited for over 400,000 years. Urbanisation is thought to have developed in the region some time around 3000 BCE, and the finds at the Gohar-Tappeh provided enough evidence to confirm the theory. The evidence also indicates that the settlers were of Indo-Iranian stock.

 

Existence of agricultural lands on this historic hill and the continuous ploughing of the lands by farmers has caused serious damage to some parts of the site, and is one of the main problems archaeologists have to deal with.

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