Khone-ye Div (Iran), 2010


Dates of work: 10 September–20 October 2010

Director: Prof. Barbara Kaim (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Mohammad Bakhtiari (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)
Archaeologists: Maja Kornacka (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw), Maciej Grabowski (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)
Conservator: Arkadiusz Ostasz (“Mesel” Konserwacja Architektury i Dzieł Sztuki Arkadiusz Ostasz)
Architect: Witold Terlikowski (Warsaw University of Technology)
Student-trainees from Azad University of Noshahr and Chaloos

The ruins of a stone building were located at the site Khone-ye Div of on a rock spur in the Revand River gorge, in mountains about 40 km northwest of the city of Sabzewar. Building construction phases were reconstructed based on the results. The peculiar location and the substantial effort put in its construction suggest the exceptional function of the structure. Both excavations and restoration work was conducted at the site by an Irano–Polish (PCMA UW) archaeological mission.

[Text: PAM]

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