The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Archaeologists
have identified over 100 archaeological sites dated back from Neolithic to
Safavid dynasty in the East of the city of Saveh, reported the Persian service
of CHN on Thursday February 26.
identifications are part of a nearly completed survey of eastern section of city
of Saveh by Iran’s Archaeological Research Centre. The Western section has
already been surveyed in the previous season.
seasona number of dried aqueducts, potsherds and broken glasses dated back from
post-Sasanian period of Safavid dynasty are being identified, according to
‘Pouriya Khadish’ director of archaeological survey team at the city of
number of fortresses dating back from Safavid to Qajar dynasties have also been
identified, concluded Khadish.
(Sāvé - ancient Sāvag) is
a small city in the Markazi Province of Iran. It is located around 100 km
southwest of Tehran.
history of Saveh goes back to the first Iranian dynasty, the Medes (728-550
BCE), as it was one of their centers. According to Tabari, Saveh was initially
part of Maydan and later the Greater Ray, and contained a number of fortresses
and caravan-stations mainly dating back to Parthian (248 BCE – 224 CE) and
Sasanian (224-651 CE) dynasties. Number of Tappeh (archaeological mounds) near
the city, including Asiyā-Ābād,
are dated back to The Sasanian dynasty.
The city housed one of the largest libraries in Iran which was destroyed by Mongol invasion in 13th Century.
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