Public Affairs Department at Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute reported a major discovery in southeastern Iran.
The milestone discovery of the third season of excavations in the historic hill of Takhcharabad in Birjand County of Iran’s southeastern Province of South Khorasan is a broken piece of pottery with a Pahlavi inscription on it.
“This piece of pottery was inscribed by a sharped-edge instrument before the pottery dried,” said Mohsen Dana, the authority in charge of the third season of archeological explorations in the historic hill of Takhcharabad.
Mr. Dana recounted that architectural ruins of high value like walls, ovens, spaces, and floors have been found in this season of explorations, as well as precious artefacts like pottery pieces, sharpening stones, and tools.
“At the end of this season, the exterior plan of the area has been fully searched and the highest tips of the hill has been unearthed by the depth of the 1.5 meters,” highlighted the archeologist.
He says that this part of the search has revealed that the building upon the hill is an irregular circle with six filed towers around it made of layered clay bricks.
According to the researchers, the building had been built upon Achaemenid ruins consciously filed with stone and sand by constructors at late phase of the Iron Age in the era of the Parthian Empire.