Illegal diggers arrested in Mazandaran province

August 15, 2020 - 15:46

TEHRAN- Iranian police have arrested 10 unauthorized diggers in Savadkuh county, the northern province of Mazandaran.   

The suspects were detained in Veresk region, said Mohammadreza Kordan, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage, CHTN reported on Saturday.

The culprits were handed over to the judicial system for further investigation, he added.

An early civilization flourished at the beginning of the first millennium BC in Mazandaran (Tabarestan). 

Its insecure eastern and southeastern borders were crossed by Mongol invaders in the 13th and 14th centuries. Cossacks attacked the region in 1668 but were repulsed. It was ceded to the Russian Empire by a treaty in 1723, but the Russians were never secure in their occupation. The area was restored to Iran under the Qajar dynasty.

The northern section of the region consists of lowland alongside the Caspian and upland along the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains. Marshy backlands dominate the coastal plain, and extensive gravel fans fringe the mountains. The climate is permanently subtropical and humid, with very hot summers.

ABU/MG
 

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