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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Magnetometer Survey at Qal'eh Kharabeh

Magnetometer Survey at Qal'eh Kharabeh, Iran (© Ederhard Sauer).

The aims of the geophysical survey was to reveal insights into the architecture and plan of key installations on the Walls and in their vicinity, notably of associated forts, campaign bases and urban settlements. Particularly successful were the surveys at Fort 4 on the Gorgan Wall, the campaign base of Qal´eh Kharabeh and the urban settlement of Ghelich Ghoynigh. The former two have enabled us to make informed estimates of the size of the garrisons of the compounds in question, and in the Gorgan Plain as a whole.


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