Excavation starts at ancient Iranian troglodytic dwelling

July 17, 2018 - 9:12

TEHRAN – Excavation work has commenced at an ancient troglodytic dwelling, which is located in Nig village, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran.

“The underground structure dates from the Ilkhanid era (1256–1353) and embraces multiple residential spaces,” CHTN reported on Monday.

“Some 40 chambers, each including several rooms, passageways and hallways have so far been recovered,” archaeologist Mohammadreza Soroush said.

Most of the structures have been evacuated from jam-packed soil and sediments caused by floods and roofs collapses, he added.

“The site has yielded pieces of potteries and earthenware most of which date back to Ilkhanid Iran.”

Experts believe that such structures were not considered as the creative artistic masterpieces of their builders.

Iran will host the 3rd International Troglodytic Architecture Conference in October, which will put the spotlight on arenas of troglodytic architecture in the country.

AFM/MQ/MG

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