Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ruins of Achaemenid edifice unearthed in southern Iran
A team of Iranian and Australian archaeologists working in Sorvan near Nurabab Mamasani in Fars Province has recently unearthed the ruins of building constructions belonging to the Achaemenid era at a site discovered during excavations carried out last year.

The project has brought to light the remains of stairs, halls and column bases. The work has also exposed the stone surface of the original Achaemenid site and numerous marble artifacts.

The column bases, which bear engravings similar to those belonging to the Sad-Sotun Palace (100-Column Palace) at Persepolis, have a diameter exceeding one meter, Iranian team director Alireza Asgari told the Persian Service of CHN on Saturday.