IRNA – The salvage exploration in Kaafari mountain pass in Ilam Province has led to the discovery of a historic monuments dating back to the Sassanid era, the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) reported.
The monuments were discovered with arched roofs, niche, base of the remained columns with plaster decorations, decorative bricks, clays and colorful glass pieces.
RICHT Public Relations Office quoted Head of the exploration team in Kaafari mountain pass Lili Nikan as saying that the result of the explorations in previous seasons in the geographical area of the mountain pass in Ilam Province and in Champaei Cemetery showed that the date of the settlement in Kaafari mountain pass goes back to the third millennium BC.
She added that the dateline of the area with regard to the type of graves and the findings obtained revealed a cemetery in the period of Middle Bronze up to early Iron Age similar to which has not yet been reported in that cultural area.
She said with regard to the architectural structures with regular plan, the stone texture with mud mortar, settlement floors and the clay works obtained in this season of exploration, the dateline of the area goes back to the Old Bronze era.
She pointed to the type of the architectural structures obtained, saying that the findings show that in this geographical area there are still valuable works that can shed further light on the historical identity of the residents of this region.