Date: July 15
Source: chn & Tavoos
Archeologists have discovered two bathrooms and two passage ways at Sari`s “Farah Abad” Historical Site.
The head of Sari`s Farah Abad historical site Abdolmottaleb Sharifi said: The second phase of Farah Abad historical site excavations is still continuing and Safavid architectural relics have already been discovered.
Sections neighbouring the seashore have already been unearthed and other sections including chambers located on the northern part of the Palace have been discovered.
On the north-eastern part of the site, a tower has been entirely unearthed. The tower served supposedly as a watch tower and its ground floor, , contained two bathrooms, covered with tiles.
During recent excavations, two passage ways have also been discovered.
With the arrival of Ramadan, the second phase of the excavations ends and the third phase will begin after the holy month.
The Farah Abad Complex was built during Shah Abbas Safavi`s reign, in 1643, in the Tahan Village.
The site was designed based on the same architectural pattern as Esfahan`s “Naghshe Jahan Square”. The Farah Abad Jameh Mosque is located on the southern part of the square, Jahan Nama Palace, is on the northern side, and based on the historical documents, the bazaar was on the western side of the square. The eastern side of the square faces the Tajan river.
The actual Farah Abad Area, was the location of a prosperous town constructed in the Esfahani style of the Safavid period.