Dec 31, 2017, 8:04 PM
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Over 1,000 clay works identified in NW Iran

Tehran, Dec 31, IRNA - Survey of 41 historical works in the cultural-historical studies on the axis of water transfer route of Kani Sib Dam to the Orumiyeh Lake led to the identification of 1,126 pieces of specific clay works.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted head of the archeological research team, Ali Sadraei Sunday as saying while referring to the massive destruction of the environment, especially historical-cultural areas in recent years.

“In addition to the presence of a number of profiteers who look for treasure in different parts of the country, particularly in the plains between the mountains, and thus destroying the natural and ancient resources, construction development has also created numerous disasters these days,” he said.

Sadraei also referred to the implementation of an archeological research in a period of 45 days in the city of Piranshahr which is considered the entrance of the water transfer tunnel, and said during the period the team conducted archeological explorations in an area with over 90 km long and 30 km wide.

“During this period the long valleys and the plains between the mountains as well as several high peaks of the area were inspected and finally the team succeeded in registering and collecting cultural data of 41 historical works,” he noted

'The result of this research work shows that the civilizations in this part, like in many other places of the country, have settled along the permanent rivers and springs and the nearby very fertile soil and the mountainous pastures and plains between the mountains which have always attracted the attention of people throughout history,” he said.

He pointed to the only historical work named Qalate Shah which stands on a height of over 2,000 meters and explaining the reason he said in the second six months of the year due to the climatic conditions living was not possible in the heights over 2,000 meters and therefore the area became inhabitable.

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