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LATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Discovery of a Sasanian Circular Structure Behind Salman-e Farsi Dam

 

14 February 2008

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have unearthed a post-Sasanian (651-861 CE) architectural remains in the second phase of excavations at the Salman-e Farsi dam.

The mud brick ruins were found on top of a Sasanian circular structure, which apparently was destroyed in an earthquake. Covering an area, six meters in diameter, the circular-shaped building has a very solid foundation.

Archaeologists speculate the 360-hectare Sasanian city situated behind the Salman-e Farsi dam in Fars province, will be submerged once the dam is filled.

The post-Sasanian ruins are located in the northeastern part of the city, which were discovered in the first phase of archaeological research behind the dam.

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source*: Iran Press TV

 

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