The book “Colonial Fortress,” the new work of archaeologist Ismail (Ehsan) Yaghmaei, was published after 20 years of effort about the Portuguese Fort.
According to ISNA, the book “Colonial Fortress” has been compiled based on two chapters of archeological excavations in the Portuguese fort of Qeshm Island. Yaghmaei wrote in a brief description: Is. Experienced and talented Spanish and Portuguese sailors have long been greedy and engaged in occasional voyages.
Finally, in the first years of the 16th century, the Portuguese conquered this strait and set up several forts on the shores of the Persian Sea, one of which is a fortress made of Qeshm stone and mortar.
They cleverly realized that the key to India’s possession and plunder of this magnificent peninsula was the Strait of Hormuz. And that if they possessed the Strait of the Persian Sea, from there they would conquer all the waters of the administration to the Indian Ocean. The Portuguese fort was built and they lived for more than a century there. And this was only due to the conflict between the Safavid kings and the Ottoman Turks.
“Finally, in the early decades of the seventeenth century, Iranians ended the Portuguese conquest of the Strait of Hormuz and all along the Persian Gulf. They also took Qeshm Island’s, Portuguese Fort.”
The Colonial Fortress, which Yaghmaei has spent about 20 years compiling and writing, has been published in 300 pages and with a hardcover cover by Dadkin Publications.
Ismail (Ehsan) Yaghmaei, who has been in charge of many archeological excavations in different parts of Iran, was born in September 1941 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Archeology and Art of Tehran University.
Yaghmaei was hired by the Archaeological Department of the whole country in May 1967. Since then, he has worked as a supervisor in a large number of archeological excavations in Iran. So far, he has been present in the excavation team of the Portuguese Fort, Haft Tappeh Khuzestan, Choghagavan, Islamabad Gharb, Shousha, and Shahr Sokhteh, Marvdasht and Kermanshah and the northwestern corner of Iran, Gorgan, Qazvin Plain, Kerman, and Kangavar.