Tehran (IP)- The third round of archeological excavations in the Viran Shahr (Ruined city) of North Khorasan province was carried out in a memorandum of cooperation between the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute and the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Iran PressIran news:  Meysam Labbaf Khaniki, the Iranian head of the Archaeological Board, said: "The excavations have reached important results about the architecture of the Parthian and Sassanid era in the northern region of Khorasan."

Labbaf Khaniki added: "In addition to architectural remains, significant amounts of Parthian and Sassanid period pottery have been obtained from the area."Archaeological studies in the historical site started in 2020.

The historical site of Viran Shahr is located about 10 km north of the city of Faruj and in the east of North Khorasan province.

This region, which is home to the Atrak springs, has long been the focus of human societies, and the passage of one of the most critical arteries connecting East to West has added to the biological importance of that region.

The first chapter of the archeological studies ended with the guidance of a group consisting of archaeologists from the University of Tehran and the Louvre Museum in Paris in November last year.

Archaeological studies in the site have been defined as part of the joint activities of the University of Tehran with the Louvre Museum in Paris and started last year and are carried out according to the five-year memorandum of the Cultural Heritage Research Institute.


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