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Various pre-historic, historic clay works discovered in west Alamout

Tehran, Aug 1, Archeological explorations in the Hassanabad Mausoleum, West Alamout led to the discovery of clay works dating back to the Iron Age, the Parthian, the Sassanid and early Islamic period.

With regard to the evidence available such as the process of building the corners and the clay work data, probably the monument belongs to the local rulers of Al-e Jostan in the early Islamic centuries, The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted head of the exploration team for the preservation and restoration of Hassanabad Alamout building Kambiz Kabiri, as saying.

Regarding the fact that monument has been built in a quite cemetery texture since the 2nd millennium BC up to the present era, attainment of grey clay works of the Iron Age, red clay works of the Parthians and non-glazed clay works of the Sassanid-early Islamic period during operations for the removal of debris around and inside the building is not a cause of surprise, he said.

The stone monument known as Chahar Taqi Hassanabad in West of Alamout is a mausoleum on top of a mound overlooking a village of the same name, he added.

Due to numerous exploration operations, no crypt or burial pit could be identified inside the monument, Kabiri said.

He went to say that plot of the monument is in rectangular shape with a dome standing on an elliptical base and an entrance with a height of 140 cm in the southwest side.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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