After years of neglect and damage to the Historical Complex of Cheshmeh Ali in Shahr-e Rey, finally, the deputy of the cultural heritage of Tehran province is going to save it.
He said that the first phase of the project to organize and protect this site takes action soon.
According to ISNA, the Historical Complex of Cheshmeh Ali dates back to several thousand years ago. This site is one of the first human settlements in the central plateau of Iran, and the culture of red and chickpea pottery with animal, plant, and black geometric motifs discovered from this hill is known as Cheshmeh Ali culture.
The current condition of the hill needs protection due to the fall of the hill slope.
In this project, for recognizing and technical studies and preparing the site plan of the historical complex of Cheshmeh Ali, including ancient mountains and springs, reliefs, and historical hills, using photogrammetry and three-dimensional documentary with Helishot is being done.
Organizing and strengthening the hill walls and repairing the damaged ones with mortar and thatch, as well as cleaning the hill surfaces will be done. These restoration experts work under the supervision of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Tehran province and observing the principles of hill protection and strengthening the earth walls.
Eric Schmidt and his excavation team found The Historical Complex of Cheshmeh Ali. They realized there were works related to the beginning of the fourth millennium, Islamic and Parthian periods. Some of them are now in American museums and others in the Museum of Ancient Iran.
With the death of Eric Schmidt, research was resumed in 2019 by a group from the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the University of Tehran, and the University of Bradford, and cultural landmarks from the sixth, fifth, and early fourth millennia were discovered.