The ruins of an Achaemenid palace discovered in Iran’s Fars Province have been reburied despite having just been excavated by a team of Iranian and Australian archaeologists in February. A lack of funds and preservation infrastructure in the area led to the decision. Among the archaeologists’ findings were a 30-meter long hallway with a flagstone floor and numerous marble artifacts.
After studying excavated artifacts, archaeologists routinely rebury those that cannot be properly cared for in order to protect them from vandalism and environmental conditions.
Earth still ‘best trustee’ for Achaemenid palace
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