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Archaeological Permit Issued to Uncover the Largest Parthian Fort in Iran Proper


10 July 2008



LONDON, (CAIS) -- After the successful archaeological research in Nakhl-e Ebrahimi village in February 2007, experts from Hormozgan Province Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organisation (HCHTO) have managed to obtain permission to carry out their second season of archaeological research in the Persian Gulf to unearth the largest Parthian fort in Iran Proper, reported the Persian service of CHN on Friday.


According to Abbas Noruzi from HCHTO archaeologists are planning to unearth the Parthian fort located in the village of Nakhl-e Ebrahim near the Strait of Hormoz (also Hormuz) in the Persian Gulf.


Archaeologist Siyamak Sarlak has been announced as the director of the research team.


Noruzi said the purpose of the excavation is to unearth the fort completely and after restoration the historical site will be turned into a tourist attraction.


The Parthian fort in Nakhl-e Ebrahimi village is the largest Parthian fort to have ever been discovered in Iran Proper. The Fort was constructed during the reign of third Iranian dynasty, the Arsacids (Parthians - 248 BCE-224 CE) near the Strait of Hormoz for military and administration purposes.





Original News bulletin published in Persian by CHN and translated and modified by CAIS [*]




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