News ID: 271244
Published: 0140 GMT July 08, 2020

Safavid ancient site unearthed in western Iran

Safavid ancient site unearthed in western Iran

An ancient site with Persian architecture dating back to the Safavid Era was discovered in the city of Aligudarz, in Iran’s western province of Lorestan, said the director-general of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Lorestan Province.

Amin Qassemi said on Wednesday that the latest archeological excavations revealed that the site includes pavements, four bridges, remains of an historical castle, a windmill and a clay tablet bearing inscription from the Safavid Era, IRNA reported.

The unearthed pavement with a length of about tens of kilometers is part of an ancient tribal route built as a development project with four bridges on a number of lakes along the path of the tribes’ migration route during the Safavid Era, a provincial archeologist Ata Hassanpour said.

Asked about the identity of the inscription on the clay tablet, the archeologist said it dates back to the 1680s.

Iran, with its ancient civilization, enjoys considerable precious historical sites.



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