An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisheh Walls in North-East Iran

Roger Ainslie, Jebrael Nokandeh, Hamid Omrani Rekavandi, Eberhard Sauer, Tony Wilkinson, Chris Oatley, Mohammad Ershadi, 2014

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An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisheh Walls in North-East Iran

Location World regionMiddle East
Non British Isles countryIran
DistrictGolestan
PlaceWall of Tammishe
PlacePishkamar
PlaceQizlar Qaleh
PlaceTamishe kilns
PlaceQaleh Kharabeh
PlaceBansaran Fort
PlaceTokhmagh Tappeh
PlaceDasht Qualeh
PlaceGhelich Ghoynech
PlaceDaland
PlaceQaleh Gug
PlaceQaleh Daland
PlaceQareh Mohammed Tappeh
PlaceGreat Wall of Gorgan
TGNWorld, Asia, Iran, Golestān,
Grid reference Latitude longitude
bounding box
37.520674
54.178873 55.577050
37.139810
Subject Event Type (England)GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Library of Congress Subject HeadingsArchaeology
Library of Congress Subject HeadingsExcavations (Archaeology)--Iran
Monument Type (England)WALL
Monument Type (England)EARTHWORK
Monument Type (England)FORTIFICATION
Monument Type (England)BRICK KILN
Monument Type (England)BOUNDARY WALL
Monument Type (England)BANK (EARTHWORK)
Monument Type (England)DEFENCE
Period MIDASEarly Medieval
Non-UKOther
NoneParthian
NoneSassanid
Project dates Created From16-JUN-2006
Created To18-JAN-2010
First Released01-OCT-2014
Last Modified18-JAN-2010
Related information Associated PublicationNokandeh, J., Sauer, E.W., OmraniRekavandi, H., Wilkinson, T., Abbasi, G.A., Schwenninger, J.-L., Mahmoudi, M., Parker, D., Fattahi, M., Usher-Wilson, L.S., Ershadi, M., Ratcliffe, J. and Gale, R., 2006. ‘Linear Barriers of Northern Iran: The Great Wall of Gorgan and the Wall of Tammishe.’ Iran 44: 121-173.
Associated PublicationOmrani Rekavandi, H., Sauer, E.W., Nokandeh, J. and Wilkinson, T., 2010. ‘At the frontiers of the Sasanian Empire: the Gorgan and Tammishe Walls in northern Iran’, in Matthiae, P., Pinnock, F., Nigro, L. and Marchetti, N., with Romano, L. (eds), Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 5 May – 10 May 2008, Wiesbaden: 599-611.
Associated PublicationOmrani Rekavandi, H., Sauer, E.W., Wilkinson, T. and Nokandeh, J., 2008. ‘The enigma of the ‘Red Snake’: Revealing one of the World’s Greatest Frontier Walls.’ Current World Archaeology 27: 12-22& cover page, cf. 5
Associated PublicationOmrani Rekavandi, H., Sauer, E.W., Wilkinson, T., Safari Tamak, E., Ainslie, R., Mahmoudi, M., Griffiths, S., Ershadi, M., Jansen Van Rensburg, J., Fattahi, M., Ratcliffe, J., Nokandeh, J., Nazifi, A., Thomas, R., Gale, R. and Hoffmann, B., 2007. ‘An Imperial Frontier of the Sasanian Empire: further fieldwork at the Great Wall of Gorgan.’Iran 45: 95-136.
Associated PublicationOmraniRekavandi, H., Sauer, E.W., Wilkinson, T., Abbasi, G.A., Ainslie, R., Ershadi, M., Fattahi, M., Galiatsatos, N., Jansen Van Rensburg, J., et al., 2011. ‘Shaping a Frontier Landscape: The Sasanian Army on the Great Wall of Gorgan and the Wall of Tammishe, in Archaelogical Reports (7). On The Occasion Of The 9th Annual Symposium on Iranian Archaeology (4th Volume), Shiraz: 39-64.
Associated PublicationOmraniRekavandi, H., Sauer, E.W., Wilkinson, T., Abbasi, G.A., Priestman, S., Safari Tamak, E., Ainslie, R., Mahmoudi, M., Galiatsatos, et al., 2008. ‘Sasanian Walls, Hinterland Fortresses and Abandoned Ancient Irrigated Landscapes: the 2007 Season on the Great Wall of Gorgan and the Wall of Tammishe.’ Iran 46: 151-178.
Associated PublicationSauer, E.W., OmraniRekavandi, H., Nokandeh, J. and Wilkinson, T., 2009. ‘Die sasanidischen Grenzwälle im Nord-Iran’, in Nunn, A. (ed.), Mauern als Grenzen, Mainz: 126-143, 212-215.
Associated PublicationSauer, E.W., OmraniRekavandi, H., Wilkinson, T.J., Nokandeh, J., Hopper, K., Abbasi, G.A., Ainslie, R. et al. 2012, for 2013. Persia’s Imperial Power in Late Antiquity: the Great Wall of Gorgān and Frontier Landscapes of Sasanian Iran. British Institute of Persian Studies Archaeological Monographs Series II, Oxford: Oxbow Books.
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