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The Gawri Wall: a possible Partho-Sasanian structure in the western foothills of the Zagros Mountains

  • Sajjad Alibaigi (a1)

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Survey at Sar Pol-e Zahab has revealed a hitherto unknown long wall in western Iran. Possibly dating to the Partho-Sasanian period, the wall extends more than 100km along the modern border of Iraq and Iran.

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