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Takht-e-Rostam Excavations to Resume


11 July 2008



LONDON, (CAIS) -- Excavation and restoration operations will soon begin on the stone Zoroastrian fire temple of Takht-e-Rostam dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE - 224 CE) in Shahriar, Tehran province.

Announcing this, Reza Rahimi, who is in charge of Shahriar Cultural Heritage Office, said that the operations will begin in mid-July and the excavated areas will be restored following expert studies on the site.

The official added that 100 historical edifices have been identified in Shahriar, of which 50 were registered on the national heritage list.

Joughin Mound, Takht-e-Rostam, Takht-e-Kaykavous, Balaban, Dokhtar historical bridge which dates back to Sasanian dynasty (224-651 CE) , Dehshad Castle and Bibi Sakineh Mausoleum are among the cultural heritage sites in Shahriar.

A number of mounds, historical castles, ancient trees, old cemeteries and caravanserais are the other cultural heritage sites in the city.





Extracted From/Source:  Iran Daily [*]




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