The Hegmataneh Hill is one of the largest archeological mounds in Iran, located in Hamedan Province, western Iran.
Built in the 8th century BCE, Hegmataneh, also known as Ecbatana, which means ‘the place for convention’, was designated the capital of the Median Empire, IRIB News reported.
Tehran is ready to exchange experiences with Pakistan for conservation and restoration of archeological sites in the country, said the director of the Cultural Center of the Islamic Republic of Iran, or Khana-e-Farhang in Lahore, Jafar Ronas.
Archeologists have uncovered the ruins of a marble structure during an excavation in Istanbul's Kadıköy district on the Asian side. While the site's architecture does not lend any clues to its function, archeologists believe it was considered a sacred place. Mass graves were also found during the excavations.