Jan 21, 2018, 8:50 PM
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Islamic graves, diversified crockery pieces discovered in N Iran

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA - The Islamic graves and diversified crockery pieces were discovered at the end of the seventh exploration season in the ancient city of Gorgan.

The discovery and documentation of a number of Islamic graves, diversified pottery pieces, clay tripods, and wasters, deformed pieces of furnace ash and remains of animal bones are among achievements of the seventh season of archeological explorations in the city of Gorgan (Jorjan).

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Mohammed Mortezaei, the head of the seventh archeological explorations in the ancient city of Gorgan, as saying on Sunday that the seventh season of explorations was conducted by the stationing of the team in the city of Gonbad-e Kavoos after some delay.

On the basis of the field surveys in the 2010s in the vicinity of the southern side of the city of Gorgan and in Chay Boei on the northern edge of the Chel Chay River, a large number of wasters, hubs, furnace tripods, and deformed pottery were observed and collected which lend further proof to the verification of the hypothesis for the establishment of claywork workshops in that part of the city of Gorgan, he said.

“The diversity of the simple to glazed crockery in the city of Gorgan and methods for their manufacture and the technical specifications of the pottery workshops, the necessity for conducting study and exploration for the collection of archeological data and ancient studies with an aim of careful and further understanding of the structure of the workshops for the production of pottery in the city of Gorgan have been among the main goals of the seventh season of archeological explorations in the city of Gorgan, he added.

“Unfortunately, due to the delay in recent years, one of the pottery workshops within the site which had greater height in comparison to other pottery workshops had been plundered and destroyed in several parts by the antique profiteers and based on the same unpleasant event and with regard to the importance of the area, the subject of salvage exploration and documentation of the workshop was placed on the agenda of the team,” he said.

Mortezaei went on to say that collection of the diversified and abundant crockery pieces of all common types in the city of Gorgan during excavations, the hubs, the location of the hubs, clay tripods, wasters, the deformed pieces, pottery pieces with incomplete baking together with furnace ash, and remains of human bones have been among the most precious results of the explorations in the seventh season.


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