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The Second Session of Archaeological Excavations of the Unparallel Hills in the East of Iran has ended

The first session of excavations at the Takhchar Abad Hills was done in 2009 which led to the identification of an adobe building, which was completely filled with alternating layers of stone and brick and where the monument was covered with sand from public view.

From a report from the Public Relations Department of Cultural Heritages, Handicrafts and Tourism Administration of the County of South Khorasan, Mr. Seyed Ahmad Barabadi who is liable for the Research Section of this Administration said: "The main objective of the second session of excavation was to identify the outer plan, that's why excavation on the outer part of the wall and the removal of the fine sand of the building was carried out. The outer half of the plan includes a mud brick wall that was attached to its 3 towers. Also in this session it was revealed that in the Parthian period from the upper part of the hill by adding small structures and limited adobe have used the Takh'char Abad Hill once again. The Ancient Monument of Takhchar Abad in Birjand, only has four similar cases, in West Iran in Ghom, where monuments are more similar to Takhchar Abad Hill. All previous samples date back to the end of the Median and early Achaemenid periods. Disposable similarities as well as tests show that the ancient Monument of Takhchar Abad Hill is related to sites of the same period. Spending money and time to find such buildings has led researchers to agree that such stress in the use of ritual and religious monuments is important.  From this point of view these monuments must be preserved to their full the dignity and sanctity. Discovering a monument with such features in the East of Iran and near the City of Birjand, with more than 1,500 km from the West Iran is very important and amazing, and it is certainly an indication showing the importance of the County of South Khorasan during the Median and Achaemenid periods".


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