Historical sites discovered in Persian Gulf bank

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA - Operations to determine the limits and propose the privacy of the historic Talle Pir site in Persian Gulf bank led to the identification of close to 12 areas in a radius of 3 km, most of which belong to the Historic era.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization quoted head of the probe team Ahmad Sarkhosh Monday as saying in addition to the plan to determine the limits and specify the privacy of Talle Pir site, intensive archaeological investigations were conducted in an area of 3 km around the site.

He pointed to the use of old aerial photos taken by the Armed Forces Organization, noting in addition to the old photos which were taken in 1335 (1956), the entire area under survey was photographed by a drone and the old and new images were evaluated for a better understanding of the situation of the area under study.

In the first round the probe holes were created within 15 meters from each other and by obtaining archeological deposits from the probe holes, the second round was conducted in a distance of 10 to 15 meters from the first row, he added.

During the operation, archeological materials such as clay works and stone tools have been obtained, Sarkhosh said.

He went on to say that the obtained clay works were comparable with the clay works of Talle Bakun in Marvdasht and Talle Rigi in Firouzabad.

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