Historical objects, sites found in Neyriz

April 22, 2019 - 22:44

TEHRAN - Remnants of some 100 historical sites, structures and objects have been found during a recent archaeological survey conducted across Neyriz county, Fars province, southern Iran.

“An archaeological exploration, which is currently underway in Neyriz county, has so far found over 100 aging relics and sites, which date from 40,000 years ago to the late Islamic era,” senior archaeologist Hassan Moradi said, IRNA reported.

The outcomes include old hills and areas, mines, aqueducts, bathhouses, mills, ponds, Abanbars (subterranean aqueducts), castles, and cemeteries, which can yield “important information” in terms of archeological studies and cultural heritage, Moradi explained.

“For instance, some evidence has come to light that shows human presence goes down in time to the Stone Age in Poshtkuh township, which can be more detailed through further studies.”

In this project, works related to the 5th millennium BC were identified in Poshtkuh area and in a boundary between provinces of Fars, Kerman and Yazd, he explained.

Neyriz is reportedly mentioned in the Persepolis administrative archives of the Achaemenid Empire. The city was known for its armorers, which has been connected to the historical evidence of iron mining in the region.