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.
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.
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.
(after Popular Archaeology)