Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran

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Iranian and German archaeologists have discovered the remains of a city belonging to the Achaemenid and Medieval times during their excavations in North Khorasan Province, northeast of Iran.

Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran



Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Credit: IRNA

The city was discovered near Rivi hill, located 3 kilometres west of Ashkhaneh in North Khorasan.

Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran



Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Credit: IRNA

This site was registered in 1967 as a national heritage site, and the first phase of archaeological explorations began in 2012.

Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran



Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Remains of 2,700-year-old city discovered in Iran
Credit: IRNA

A cemetery and structures from the Bronze Age to more contemporary eras as well as the remains of a city of the Median and Achaemenid period have also been found at this site.

Source: Iran Front Page [November 10, 2018]

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