Historical core of Khorramabad to undergo archaeological survey

March 12, 2023 - 20:30

TEHRAN –The historical core of Khorramabad, the capital of western Lorestan province, is planned to undergo archaeological excavations during the Noruz holidays (starting on March 21), the provincial tourism chief has said.

While visiting the city during Noruz, tourists and travelers can observe the excavation process, Ata Hassanpur mentioned on Sunday.

Last September, the official announced that the historical core of Khorramabad was studied to develop its tourism infrastructure.

The project was carried out by the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department in collaboration with the city’s municipality and city council, he explained.

Some old mansions and structures inside the historical core of the city are planned to be ceded to the private sector to receive better maintenance, the official added.

Lorestan, which is a region of raw beauty, was inhabited by Iranian Indo-European peoples, including the Medes, c. 1000 BC. Cimmerians and Scythians intermittently ruled the region from about 700 to 625 BC. The Luristan Bronzes, noted for their eclectic array of Assyrian, Babylonian, and Iranian artistic motifs, date from this turbulent period.

Lorestan was incorporated into the growing Achaemenid Empire in about 540 BC and successively was part of the Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanid dynasties.


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