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Resume Mamasani Excavations
09 January 2008
(CAIS) -- Archaeologists have started the second phase of archaeological
research in Nourabad Mamasani located in the country's southern Fars Province.
Alireza Asgari from Iran's Archaeology Research Centre and Daniel Potts from
Australia's Sydney University are in charge of the project which started on
December 31st, 2007.
Nourabad Mamasani, which is named after a Zoroastrian fire temple known as Nour
since the fall of Sasanian dynasty in 637 CE, is famous for its numerous
historic sites dating back to the pre-Islamic and post-Sasanian eras.
Famous historic sites such as Pasargadae and Persepolis are located in Fars
Province which is the original home of the Persians and the homeland of the
second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenids (550-330 BCE).
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