Recently excavated Achaemenid palace reburied for protection

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.

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