The gate of Parse city was discovered in Shiraz

The gate of Parse city was discovered in Shiraz
Public Relations of Shiraz University announced: After twelve seasons of archaeological exploration by the joint Iranian-Italian team in Parse of Takht Jamshed in the framework of the “From Palace to City” project, a new perspective of the oldest Persian city of Iran was opened. This new horizon is the discovery of the gate of the old city of Parse.

The gate of Parse city was discovered in Shiraz
According to Kental Travel, quoted by Khabar Online, this great achievement is the result of 12 years of methodical exploration by faculty members and students of Shiraz University and University of Bologna in collaboration with Ismeo Institute, the World Heritage Site of Persepolis and the Archaeological Research Institute of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in one of the most important ancient sites of the city. Parse is known as “Tal Ajri”. Despite the severe destruction of this ancient site, detailed and methodical excavations and detailed documentation of the findings made it possible to reconstruct the original shape of this gate on a real scale.

As a result of these excavations, which were jointly supervised by Dr. Alireza Askari Chavardi (Shiraz University faculty member) and Professor Pier Francesco Caliri (Bologna University faculty member, Italy) from October 10, 1400 to December 14, 1400, in addition to uncovering many parts of the building, The plan of this gate was drawn in the form of a Keshaba version of the Ishtar gate of Babylon, and three pieces of cuneiform inscriptions in Elamite and Babylonian languages were obtained along with the patterned glazed bricks. Finally, the three-dimensional reconstructions of this building, the method of scientific interpretation and documentary analysis of cultural and artistic values provided the memory of a magnificent gate in Pardis Firuzi of Parse city.

According to Dr. Askari, in the twelfth chapter of their excavation, the archaeologists fully identified and revealed the foundations of the two large towers on the northeast and northwest sides of this historical gate, as well as the porch and the northern corridor of this building.

He added: Technical designs of patterns and images and scientific understanding of building construction techniques made possible the reconstruction of patterns and images, the reconstruction of the original shape of this gate building on a real scale.
The academic staff member of Shiraz University continued: Finally, the three-dimensional reconstructions of this building provided the method of scientific interpretation and documentary analysis of the cultural and artistic values of the magnificent gate monument in the Firuzi campus of Parse city.
He continued: In the course of this season’s excavations, the plan of this historical building appeared more and more similar to the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, in which new and innovative features such as the clay and mud core of the baked brick walls have been revealed.

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Dr. Askari stated: In the excavations of this season, three pieces of cuneiform inscriptions in Babylonian and Elamite languages, along with prominent glazed bricks belonging to panels with motifs of roses, bulls and snake-dragons, and the symbol of the god Marduk from ancient Mesopotamia, were obtained from this gate. .

He stated: Also, a part of the architectural structure of the second stage of settlement including a foundation consisting of broken bricks was revealed, which was located in the northern corridor.
The faculty member of the history department of Shiraz University mentioned: conservation and restoration activities in the field of preparation of the comprehensive plan for the protection of the architectural structures of this magnificent building were done in this season by documenting and restoring the exposed structures and a major part of the bricks were preserved.
This project is the product of international cooperation between Iran and Italy in the field of cultural heritage and academic relations and the cooperation and support of institutions of both countries, including the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran and related organizations, the Cultural Heritage Research Institute, the Archaeological Research Institute, the General Administration of World Heritage Sites, Shiraz University, University of Bologna, University of Urbino and International Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies in Rome (ISMO).

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