(Persia Digest) – The underground stronghold of Nig village, in Gha’enat county, northeastern Iran, is a 700-year old hiding place dating back to the Timurid Period. It was discovered in archaeological excavations last year.

This is Iran’s largest and longest underground stronghold at a distance of 35kms from Gha’en. It is located under Nig village. Five-hundred meters of the tunnels have already been excavated, displaying 60 rooms.

The historical stronghold was used as a secret habitat. The spaces include rooms, corridors, a central vestibule, and a hall, all of which have been carved without specific architectural planning. The main corridor slopes gently upwards and comes to a dead-end when it reaches the earth surface.

 

Photos: IRNA News Agency



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