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A Previously Unknown Achaemenid Architecture Method Discovered in Gachsaran

 

15 June 2008

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have discovered an unknown form of Achaemenid architecture at the country's southwestern Gachsaran (Gačsārān) historical site, reported Persian service of CHN on Thursday.

“We have completed the preliminary cataloguing of the stonework of the site which has revealed a previously unknown architectural method in the foundation of the columns,” said Ehsan Yaghmaee director of Gachsaran archaeology team, Ehsan Yaqmayi.

The first phase of Gachsaran excavations also yielded numerous human shelters dating back to the Stone Age along with a number of Palaeolithic and post-Sasanian sites.

Archaeologists have also found the ruins of an Achaemenid inn beside the Royal Road between Arjan and Nurabad in the village of Alākun-Bāsht. The column bases and stones were adorned with a lotus design, characteristic of Achaemenid dynastic art, which soon will go undo further studies.

 

He added “during our survey we have succeeded in identifying a number of Sasanian castles and archaeological sites.”

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