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Ancient adobe structure discovered in central Iran

Date: 13 March 2017

The second season of archeological studies in the Jam region of Mahallat, Markazi Province led to the discovery of an ancient adobe architectural structure.

According to the Research Institute of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the structure consists of pieces of simple and illustrated clay works, various stone tools and the like.

According to the head of the excavation team of the second season of archeological studies in the Jam region in Mahallat, Leila Bani-Jamal: “In this season of excavation in the Jam region, we came across an adobe structure after a workshop was established in the northeastern side of the region."

The remains, included two perpendicular adobe walls with the width of 100cm and 150cm that probably belonged to a greater architectural structure dating back to the historic era.

The artifacts discovered include simple and decorated pieces of potteries, various stone tools and utensils.

Based on these discoveries, the first settlements in Jam region dates back to the stone copper, bronze, Parthian and the Sassanid eras.

The Jam region is one of the most important and largest regions in the southeast of Markazi Province, she concluded.

Source; Iran Daily