Axar.az
UP
23 September 2017


Iranian archaeologists unearth 2,000 year old city

Home page History
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Archaeologists excavating in the Hamadan province of Iran have made an astonishing discovery – the remains of an ancient underground city.

The excavation site is located close to the city of Samen, in Iran's Hamadan province. It is located some 400 km from the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The city consists of underground tunnels connecting at least 25 rooms. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 60 people in nine rooms, and are still working on excavating the rest of the site.

Ali Khaksar, head of Iran's Organization of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism in Hamadan province, told Khabar Agency, a media outlet, that the underground settlement is believed to be around 2,000 years old.

The discovery is one of several exciting findings by Iranian archaeologists in recent months. Last month, archaeologists discovered underground living quarters carved into a mountain in central Iran dating back to the 12th century.

In February, an excavation in southern Iran led to the discovery of an ancient observatory which is believed to date back to the reign of the Sassanian dynasty from 224 to 651 CE.

Date
2017.04.18 / 17:38
Author
Axar.az
Comments
Загрузка...
See also

Poignant peaceful protest infuriates Armenians - Photo

Researchers find oldest human remains

Why Americans first started paying a separate tax on gas

Temple to mysterious Roman deity unearthed in Turkey

Russian Czar’s mansion in Turkey to be restored

5 conspiracy theories turned out to be true

Last battle of WWII was re-enacted in Berlin - Photo

5 famous people who have never had sex

Several mummies unearthed in ancient tomb near Egypt

Ancient treasures discovered in Rome

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla