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Archaeologists Still Trying to Save Hormuz Ardashir


31 October 2008



LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have not found yet the Sasanian city of Hormuz Ardashir during their rescue excavations at the Chahar-Shir region of Ahvaz.

Over the past two weeks, a team of archaeologists has been searching along the route of Line 1 of the new Ahvaz subway under construction in the region. They believe that most likely, the city is located in the adjacent area.

The search will continue along the urban rail transit route, which when built will comprise 28 stations, Archaeological Research Centre of Iran director Mohammad-Hassan Fazeli Nashli told the Persian service of CHN on Friday.

The team has been scheduled to work in the region for two months. However, it can be extended if necessary.

It is believed that Ezzatollah Negahban, the father of modern Iranian archaeology, first referred to the location as the city of Hormuz Ardashir. He had uncovered many Sasanian artefacts in the region.

Hormuz Ardashir is believed to have been originally build by King Ardashir I, the founder of Sasanian dynasty (224-651 CE), over the ruins of the Achaemenid dynastic city of Tareiana.




Extracted From/Source: Mehr News [*]




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