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4 April, 13:00

A mysterious building from the time of the Ahmadinejads was found in Iran

A mysterious building from the time of the Ahmadinejads was found in Iran
South Khorasan in Iran is a place full of history and secrets of the past. In this region, not far from the city of Birjand, archaeologists have excavated an almost circular building with six towers dating back to the 6th century BC. The fact that it was deliberately filled with sand adds to the mystery of the tower.

The remains of the building were discovered on top of a small hill. The building, created mainly from adobe and an earthen mixture of clay and straw, is about 18 meters in diameter. It has 6 towers and walls reaching 3 meters in height.
However, the most surprising thing is the fact that the structure was deliberately covered with sand, layer by layer, to a height of almost 2 meters. This may indicate that it was used for ritual or strategic purposes in ancient times. 

Previously, it was believed that such round objects were characteristic only of the Parthian period. However, new data indicate that this structure could have appeared during the time of the Achaemenids, who preceded the Parthians. 
For the most part, researchers relied on sounding results. They note that after the building was filled, some structures were built on top of it during the Parthian period.

Archaeologists were also helped by fragments of pottery found nearby - they were able to divide and date the ceramics into two periods: the Achaemenid period and the Parthian period. 
The southern part of Khorsan remained almost unexplored until recently, because the first excavations began here only in 2009. And they continue to this day. 

Source: arkeonews.net

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