The head of the national heritage base of the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid announced the discovery of a quadrangle with the use of a fire temple on the hill of Kola Arfeh in the city of Savadkuh.
Quoting the public relations of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, Mehdi Abedini Iraqi, the head of the Archaeological Board, said: “In excavating the hill of Arfeh Deh Savadkuh village, a building with a plan similar to the four-arched Sassanid arches found in other parts of the empire has been found that was once a Fire Temple.”
He stated that this Fire Temple has an area of about 300 square meters and is made of stone and brick materials with dimensions of 48 ۸ 48.8 cm, adding: “In the center of this building, a fireplace with gypsum decorations was discovered, which proves the religious use of this building.
The head of the National Heritage Site of the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid, referring to the architectural evidence and pottery, said: “This fire temple, shows that it was used until the third century AH and has been added to it in several stages. It is five kilometers away from the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid which is located and a part of the complex of buildings related to Espahbodan Tabaristan in the county of Savadkuh.
According to him, this excavation is planned in line with the research activities of the National Heritage Site of the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid and its related works.
Abedini reminded us that: this project has started and is being carried out with the permission of the research institute from the beginning of this month in Kalay Arfeh Deh hill.
For sure, more historical data would be out soon after the excavations have entered a new season.