Palatial house uncovered in Iran

Published on February 27th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Iranian archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a palatial Sasanian home which dates back 1,400 years.

The discovered structure which is speculated to date to around 600 CE is described as having five interconnected halls, two columned halls and a courtyard.

The archaeologists have uncovered several pieces of glazed and unglazed earthenware, decorated with low relief designs as well as stucco, carved in geometric, natural, human, animal and mythological motifs; among them is a representation of a boar, which is the identification of the Zoroastrian archangel Verethragna (Av. v?r??ra?na, MPer. Warahr?n, NPer. Bahr?m). Ancient builders deployed moulding techniques combined with hand carvings for creation of the stuccos, which are in relatively good conditions.

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