Early Medieval town unearthed in Azerbaijan

Early Medieval settlement at the present-day town of Agsu in Azerbaijan was unearthed by archaeologists.  The town dated from 3rd to 4th century AD developed around a Sassanid period fortress walls. The excavations revealed that the town covered an area of 12 hectares.

Trenches at the site (by Popular Archaeology)
Trenches at the site (by Popular Archaeology)

Archaeological investigation revealed remains of houses and administrative buildings, stone-planked roads, and large ceramic vessels. Among other finds are copper and silver Roman, Sassanid, and Byzantine coins, bronze and agate seals, dice stones, rare snail-shaped pottery,  ceramic-ware, bone samples, golden jewellery, fragments of grinding stones, graters, sling stones, and cutting tools.

Excavations (by Popular Archaeology)
Excavations (by Popular Archaeology)
Finds at the site (by Popular Archaeology)
Finds at the site (by Popular Archaeology)

Further research revealed that the remains were possible to be identified as Mehravan town, a military-administrative centre of the Mehranids, named in historical sources. The excavations were conducted by the Agsu Archaeological Expedition of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Small finds from the site (by Popular Archaeology)
Small finds from the site (by Popular Archaeology)

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