(Persia Digest) – Iranian and German archaeologists have been carrying out excavations at the Rivi site for the past five years. This is a mound near the Mahen & Samalghan town, 5kms from the Ashkhaneh region in the North Khorasan Province of Iran. The excavation area measures 110 hectares.

Some of the discoveries include a cemetery and artefacts from the Bronze Age. But the most important settlement here took place in the Achaemenid era, turning this into a city. Artefacts from the Parthian and Sassanid eras, following the Achaemenid era, have also been unearthed in the site, indicating that the city survived throughout this time period

Photos: Vahid Khademi

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