New Discoveries at Endangered Ancient Sites in Iran
Rescue archaeology in Iran may lead to some important archaeological discoveries in the near future. Recently, a joint team of Italian and Iranian archaeologists have discovered thousands of pottery shards scattered in an area that will soon be flooded by the waters of the new Sivand Dam. The shards were found in an area that bears significance in association with the King Road, the major ancient road that connected the ancient World Heritage site of Pasargadae with ancient Persepolis and Susa. The archaeological history of the area threatened by the flooding dates back to prehistoric times.