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Palaces Discovered in Ramhormoz
(CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have unearthed
two 2,500 -year-old palaces and 18 columns belonging to the Achaemenid dynastic
era in southern Iran.
The discoveries were made in the ancient city of Ramhormoz in Khuzestan
Province, according to Iranian cultural heritage activists.
Only the ruins of four columns of the palaces
remain as most of the structures on the mound were demolished during the
construction of the road by the Islamic Republic Road and Transport, and the
news of the destruction was kept secret.
the villagers, traces of 18 columns of the palaces were observable at the site
before construction of the road began.
Such discoveries strengthen the theory that the site was one of the satiations
of the Royal Road. The Achaemenid Royal Road was the road connecting the major
cities of the empire to the Persepolis, including the Susa in Khuzestan
The remaining surviving columns were transferred to Ramhormoz Cultural Heritage
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