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Pasargadae' Mehregan Park Registered on National Heritage List 


15 June 2009



LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Mehregan Park ancient mound, which is home to some ruins from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian dynastic eras, has been added to Iran’s National Heritage List.


Located in Pasargadae region in Fars Province, the ancient mound which in named Mehregan Park by locals, after a park situated nearby, the Fars Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department announced in a press release published on Saturday.


Covering 7500 square meters in area, the mound is 1.5 meters in height.


Glazed and simple pottery has also been discovered at the site during excavations carried out over the past few years.


Most of the glazed pottery dates back to Parthian dynasty (248 BCE- 224 CE). Several Parthian graves have also been discovered at the site.


In addition, a number of pieces of pottery bearing geometrical shapes have been unearthed from the mound.


A large number of beige shards related to large pots, which were used to store foodstuffs during the Achaemenid period, have also been found at the west of the mound.


Two irrigation channels, similar to those seen in some of Iran’s other ancient sites, have also been identified at the site.





Extracted From/Source: Mehr News  [*]




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