Aug 15, 2017, 1:40 PM
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Ancient works, monuments identified in  southwestern Iran

Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA – The archeological explorations in the central part of the city of Ben, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province resulted in identifying 93 ancient works and monuments from the Copper to Stone up to the Qajar and Pahlavi eras.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted head of the archeological team Vahed Julaei as saying the first season of archeological explorations in the city of Ben aimed at identifying the works and the ancient site of the region in line with the completion of archeological map of the province and the country.

During the second season of archeological exploration of the city of Ben, the geographical limits of the central part of the city will be examined, he added.

He said collection of the existing information in line with understanding culture of the region especially its trans-regional communications with the central plateau area and southwestern of Iran (Khuzestan and Fars in particular) is among other targets of the plan.

The identified works and monuments include ancient hills and sites, aqueducts, buildings (mosque, fortress, baths, etc.) and stone graves, adding that most of the works and identified sites in this season belong to the historical era and a few of them to the pre-historic period.