Ancient paved road discovered in southern Iran

Parts of an ancient paved road were discovered by archaeologists in the Bolhayat Strait region, Fars province, South Iran.

Part of the ancient paved road (by Islamic Republic News Agency)

The research in the region was conducted as part of a project to identify the Shush-Persepolis royal road and comparative studies with the Sassanid and Islamic road systems. The newly discovered paved road is said to be among those remains which show the typical architecture and engineering of the ancient roads in Iran. The new section has been built on the southern slope of Pahn Mountain by using stones, forming a surface about two meters wide. Some parts of the structure are said to have been destroyed by natural erosion. Also, at certain distances stairs had been built, in order to utilise the natural slope of the mountain to provide easy traffic.

(after Islamic Republic News Agency)

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