Sassanid-era food jars found in Bushehr waters

BUSHEHR, Aug. 02 (MNA) – Excavations under Persian Gulf waters in Bushehr have uncovered food jars belonging to Sassanid era.

Hassan Tofighian, the head of expedition told Mehr News local correspondent that the excavations were sponsored by city’s University of Medical Sciences; “in the first diving, large food jars and torpedo-shaped pottery were found; the objects found indicate that the underground site had once located on the ground and near shallow waters when the Gulf water had not claimed larger parts of the peninsula,” he told Mehr News. “Further investigations underwater will help set a boundary for the site scope and determine the true purposes of the ancient site; the expedition team believes that the pottery found spread in the sands of the coasts belonged to an ancient lost ship which had covered a larger area now; our estimations fixes Sassanid era as the time of inception of the pottery and other objects,” Tofighian detailed.

“This is the first underwater expedition carried out in Bushehr waters and definitely will produce valuable information on shipping, trade in Persian Gulf, and seafaring during the era; we predict the information would be ample enough so as to require a book to be published,” he told the correspondent.

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