ID : N-686 Date : 2017/11/20 - 12:21
(Persia Digest) – The seventh season of archaeological excavations in the brickwork area of Takht-e Jamshid [Persepolis] have revealed that the design and plan of the newly discovered gate is based on the design and built of the Babylonian Ishtar Gate.
These excavations are aimed at studying the central room and extension wall of the building on the northeastern corner of the gate.
The discovery of stone benches inside the central room at the end of the corridor leading from the gate together with their lotus ornaments, and the extension wall in the northeastern wing of the building both show that the design and execution of the newly discovered gate is based on the design and built of the Babylonian Ishtar Gate.
Other finds in the excavations include brick inscriptions ornamented with the name of God in the Elamite language.
Exact stratigraphy has identified the five stages of start of construction under the Achaemenid to leaving the enclosure in the same period due to earthquakes, and finally deserting, destroying, and pillaging the bricks of the building and temporary accommodations during the mid-Islamic eras.
The discovered building is located within the Firuzi limits of Parseh City and is one of the most important cultural heritage finds in Iran, supervised by the Archaeological Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism in association with Shiraz University, Bologna University, and the Persepolis - Unesco World Heritage Center.
Considering the importance of the find, this is due to become a museum site for tourists.