Tag Archive: Persia

Medieval Observatory Unearthed in Northern Iran

Archeologist noticed three large windows facing southeast where stars rise after sunset, precisely matching the ones in Maragheh. Iranian archeologist have discovered an ancient observatory located atop Mount Alamut about 100 km northwest of Tehran. ‘During our excavations in the Alamut Castle we found some windows which we realized had not been used for scouting…

German town yields Persian coins

German archeologists have discovered 1,200-year-old silver coins which they believe were minted in modern day Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa. A team of volunteers working with regional authorities and the University of Greifswald found 82 coin fragments and coins, the oldest of which dates back to the year 610 and the most recent one…