Works Explored in Soleymanieh Palace in Karaj
TEHRAN (RICHT) - Archeological exploration in Soleymanieh Palace in Karaj has led to the identification of remains of a brick pond, parts of the broad wall around the palace, the water canal, and clay work barrel-drains.




The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) in a report quoted head of the archeological team in Soleymanieh Palace in Karaj, Mohammad Ahmadi, as saying that the exploration was conducted with an aim of discovering the architectural structures of the southern side of the palace.

According to the archeologist, the brick carpeting of the Qajar period, the water pond, the water canals, and the floor stone carpeting of the Pahlavi period together with a well and accumulation of layers belonging to the Islamic Republic period are among other findings discovered in the exploration.

He said Soleymanieh Palace is among the Qajar palaces which was built between the Lunar Hegira years 1225 (1846) and 1227 (1848) upon the orders of Fathali Shah Qajar in the middle of a big garden and next to the Karaj River.

He added the palace was registered in the list of National Monuments in 1327 (1938-39) and in 1389 (2010/11) was converted to Soleymanieh Palace Museum.

The permit for archeological exploration in Soleymanieh Palace was issued by the head of the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT).


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