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4/23/07

Discovery of Sassanian Architectural Evidence in Golestan

Geophysical studies in Minoo Dasht led into discovery traces of some architectural evidence dating back to Sassanian dynastic era (224-651 AD) in Iranian Northern Province of Golestan.


The map prepared by geophysicists from a complete
Sassanid monument buried in Golestan province

Tehran, 23 April 2007 (CHN) - Geophysical works in Halgheh plain, located in Minoo Dasht city, eastern Golestan province, resulted in identifying a number of buried architectural evidence in this region. Experts give the possibility that these architectural evidence must have belonged to the Sassanid dynastic era.

The 328-hectare Halgeh historical site has an irregular octagonal pattern. This historical city was surrounded by two 7.4-meter-high interior and exterior claddings, between which a trench which was 53 to 60 meters in width was dug.

According to Babak Aminpour, expert of archeo-geophysics studies, magnetometer method was implemented during the geophysical works in Halgheh plain in an effort to find the buried architectural evidence in the region.

So far, experts have succeeded in completing their geophysical studies in 6 out of 328 hectares of this city.

Halgheh Dasht is considered one of the most important historical sites in Golestan province in which for the first time some archeological excavations were carried out during 1970's.

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