Building remains from various periods found in Iran’s capital

Archaeologists discovered remains of buildings, pavements and rubble in the Chahar Bagh Abbasi street in Isfahan, Iran. The structures are dated from 16th to 20th century.

Structure in Chahar Bagh Abbasi (by Islamic Republic News Agency)

The structures were unearthed in Chahar Bagh, which is one of the main and historical streets in Isfahan. The construction of the street is dated back to around 1597-8, basing on the document known as “History of Shah Abbas” (Tarikh-e Alamara-Ye Abbasi). Numerous gardens, each with its own name, were constructed along the street. Excavations revealed remains of buildings, consisting of stone foundations and brick decoration, dated to the Safavid era (1501–1736). Archaeological survey discovered also remains of the flooring with 20×25 cm bricks dating back to the Qajar period (1789–1925). Another discovery consists of flooring with rubble in a unified pattern dating back to the Pahlavi period (20th century).

(after Islamic Republic News Agency)

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