The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- The new
season of archaeological research has begun in Tappeh Sanjar in the town of
Andimeshk, reported the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.
Sanjar is one of the principle Elamite sites which also holds remains from
prehistory. The new season is the continuation of previous seasons which a
survey and preliminary excavations were carried out", said Alireza Sardari,
director of archaeological excavation tem.
to Sardai “The objective of this season is to reach the lowest layer and
subsequently the virgin soil.”
previous seasons we have discovered a cylindrical seal with the design of a
winged horse on its end, a bullae, pottery vessels, figurines all date back to
the Elamite period. Also during that season constructions and walls, including a
series of thick walls which was part of large construction such as a fortress”,
June 2006, archaeologists discovered Elamite (2700-550 BCE) artefacts as well as
a large number of other artefacts dating back to the Achaemenid (550-330 BCE) to
Parthian (248 BCE – 224 CE) dynastic eras.
“in this site there is a large tappeh (archaeological mound), spanning 18
hectares, including a central tappeh and five small surrounding areas.”
is being excavated with joint cooperation from Iran Archaeological Research
Centre and Azad University of Dezful. The season will continue until the end of
April this year (2009).
Tappeh Sanjar is situated nearly 15 kilometres north of Susa, and it is one of the central sectors of town of Andimeshk in the north of Khuzestan Province, south of Iran.
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