The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- A
group of archaeologists working in the ancient fortress of Ultan in Pars-Abad
near the Arran border (nowadays the Republic of Azerbaijan) have identified a tower dating back
to the late Parthian dynasty, reported the Persian service of CHN.
team led by Abdorreza Mohajerinejad is currently working south of the citadel to
unearth the Parthian tower.
citadel, located in the southeast of Pārs-Ābād
in the Moghān
Plain and covers an area of 40 hectares,” said Mohajerinejad
to Mohajerinejad the fortified citadel was constructed in the late Parthian
dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE) and for to its substantial fortifications has
remained in use until 18th century.
to our excavations at the south side of the site, we have conducted a
stratigraphical study on the fortification-walls, which till now a number of
historical layers dating from Parthian to Safavid dynastic eras have been
identified,” he added.
According to the report a continues destruction and construction [of new buildings] on the site [by the Islamic Republic] Agroindustrial Company have caused serious damages to the historical site, which in turn have created numerous problems for archaeologists as well as the historical site. The destruction has been said to have lessened recently.
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