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13th century Ilkanid-era pottery unearthed in Iran

Archaeological excavations have uncovered pottery objects dating back to Ilkhanid (Mongolian) era in Isfahan’s Feizabad archaeological site.

13th century Ilkanid-era pottery unearthed in Iran
Excavations in Isfahan’s Feizabad archaeological site [Credit: Mehr News Agency]
A Kashan University archaeological expedition led by Reza Nouri Shadmahani carries out the 4th archaeological investigation in the site to bring the students to close contact with the site, as Shadmahani tells Mehr News local correspondent Fatima Karimi.

According to investigations, Feizabad had been settled and urbanized during Ilkahnid era; the city comprised of two important localities of Arg and Sharistan; “the first season of excavations in the site was carried out in Sharistan part of the site, which uncovered invaluable information about archaeology and architecture of the Ilkhanid era,” he told Mehr News.

“The present expedition seeks responses to questions of settlement patterns and architectural shifts in Arg section, and other architectural features of the site; the 4th season of excavations revealed a structure dating back to times even before the era most architectural features belonged; the adobe building with gypsum plastering encompass a rectangular space with large arch plates and could have potentially have arched dome in time of construction. It is an east-west orientation,” the research head detailed.

“The approximate dimension reveals 10 meters width in 20 meters length including unexcavated parts; it is still requires more excavation in western part to find about the possible application of the chamber. In the most probability, the space belonged to the higher classes of the social strata of the time,” Shadmahani said.

The excavations also uncovered pottery objects of the Ilkhanid era.

Source: Mehr News Agency [June 19, 2016]

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