Sassanid stony bases recovered in southern Iran

An ancient Zoroastrian fire temple in the Iranian province of Kerman

Three ancient firepot bases belonged to the Sassanid era have been accidentally discovered in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr.

The relics have been unearthed during a construction project by some people restoring their earthquake-hit house located on a historical hill in the village of Keshtu, south of Iran.

The inverted palm-shaped bases, are stony covered with a mortar of cement and gypsum, represent the architecture of Sassanid era, said the expert of Bushehr Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department Hadi Akhlaqi.

The unearthed items which are unique in form and size belong to a Zoroastrian fire temple where hosted ritual ceremonies.

The area is known a historical spot as various generations belong to different eras were living and working there.

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the region on April 9, 2013.

According to the Iranian Seismological Center, the quake center was in the town of Kaki, some 90 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, killing at least 37 people and leaving more than 850 injured.

By Press TV


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