1049 GMT April 21, 2021
Archeological excavations conducted in the historical area of the coastal street of Qasr-e Shirin, western Iranian province of Kermanshah, were completed, said the cultural heritage deputy of the province’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
Kiomars Azami said that during digging for foundation of a residential building in the street in 2011, the remains of a historical monument and a number of cultural materials were discovered, ISNA reported.
“Studies which were conducted later revealed that the building was located in a vast historical site in which a large number of residential units were constructed over several decades,” he said.
The official added that the remaining parts of the ancient monument appeared after the big earthquake which hit the province in 2017.
He said: "Regarding the importance of the historical site, necessary steps have been taken during the past years to determine its age and boundaries
Azami said that finally the funds needed to carry out the first phase of the excavation project were procured and its executive operations were launched in February, 2021,” he said.
The official said layers dating back from prehistoric times to the Islamic era were discovered in the region.
“A number of cultural materials, paving bricks and stone walls were also found in the ancient area.
“The results of the excavations and speculations in the historical area will be published soon,” he said.
The official concluded that regarding the climate of the region and the border river flowing in Qasr-e Shirin, the existence of such historical sites seems normal, because historically many human settlements have been located along rivers.