Aug 26, 2017, 2:17 PM
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Ancient works discovered in northwestern Iran

Tehran, Aug 26, IRNA - The probe plan to determine the limits and privacy of the ancient Barzand Qalasi site in Germi Moghan city, Ardebil Province has so far resulted in the discovery of works dating back from Bronze to Qajar eras.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted head of the probe team Mir Ruhollah Mohammadi recently as saying the identification of characteristics and status of the ancient city of Barzand in archeological studies of Moghan area as well as cultural relations between the Caucasus and northwest of Iran are among other targets of the plan.

Some eight probe holes have been excavated outside the Barzand citadel in order to determine the limits and privacy of the site, he said.

According to the archaeologist, the castle of the ancient city of Barzand includes a rectangular citadel with the dimensions 250 x 190 meters.

He went on to say that the city was dynamic from early Islam era up to the Ilkhan period.

It is worth mentioning that the existence of the famous stove known as Imamzadeh Seyyed Mohammad ibn Mohammad Hanafiyeh outside the premises with a hexagonal basement is similar to the Ilkhan monuments, he added.