Iranian archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an Achaemenid residential area during excavations on an ancient mountain in northern Iran's Khorasan province. The spokesperson for the North Khorasan Cultural Heritage Office, Mohamad Javad-Jafari, explains that the remains belong to an Achaemenid city with an area of over 110 hectares. It also warns of the danger of vandalism in the area, as 30 percent of the historic site has been damaged.
According to the expert, the area was used as a residential area from the Iron Age to the Islamic era, the period of maximum well-being being the one belonging to the Achaemenid stage. Mount Riba, the site of the site, is three kilometers west of Ashkhaneh, in northern Iran's Khorasan province.
In addition to the residential areas, the remains of a Parthian castle have also appeared. This structure was built when the Parthians were a political entity on the list of the Achaemenid provinces.
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