Iran’s Western province of Lorestan archaeologists have discovered centuries-old petroglyphs, and numerous remains of architectural constructions during the reign of the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736 years).
according to Tehran Times, the findings were made in the course of archaeological investigations in the city of Aligoodarz. Scientists have unearthed the remains of four bridges, paved roads, mills and castles.
However, the most important and interesting discovery was the petroglyphs. The researchers found them on the hillside, which is adjacent to the modern paved road. The latter are inscriptions in Persian language.
Scientists have partially deciphered. They believe that the inscription dated 1680. It tells the story of the construction of the road – about the project and the reasons that prompted her to lay. Petroglyphs as found architectural elements, belong to the period of the Safavids.
It was the Shah dynasty, which since the beginning of the XIV century the rules of the district of Ardabil in Northern Iran, and between 1501 and 1736 years – the entire territory of Iran. The first ruler of this dynasty was Ismail I (1501-1524 gg.). The petroglyphs were probably engraved during the reign of Shah Safi II.
the Safavid Dynasty was one of the most significant ruling dynasties in the country. It is believed that it marked the beginning of modern Iranian history. The Fars for millennia has been home to many peoples. For example, around the year 1000 BC, was occupied by the Medes. Cimmerians and Scythians periodically ruled this region for about 700 to 625 BC.
About the year 540 BC, Lorestan became part of the fledgling of the Achaemenid Empire, then was part of the possessions of the dynasties of the Seleucids, the Parthians and the Sassanids. This region in ancient times was famous for the art of their masters, who made magnificent bronzes.
As already told “RG”, informed Iranian archaeologists have discovered more than 200 ancient relics and ruins of the buildings during excavations in the southeastern province of Kerman. This suggests that the region was not only a center for the production of sulfate. In this place lay the main corridor for people traveling to East Asia.