rchealogists have unearthed a number of potterywares in Bazeh Hoor site in Mashhad which belongs to the Sassanid and early Islamic eras (224 to 651 AD).
Meysam Labbaf Khaniki, head of the excavation team at Bazeh Hoor site in Mashhad, said a great number of fallen and standing pillars have been discovered which indicate the existence of a structure to the east of Chahartaqi -- a structure established on four foundations, which can be seen in religious monuments and Sassanid fire temples.
He went on to add, “the discovered objects show that this building, much similar to Chahartaqi, was built with stone and plaster, on an area covering 250 square meters.”
The archeologist also noted that a part of this phase’s excavation was dedicated to determining the settlement area located to the south of Chahartaqi. According to him, this area is around 10 hectares and includes residential areas and cemeteries belonging to the Sassanid and early Islamic periods.
Bazeh Hoor is a stone foundation located in the east of a village named Robat Sefid, 70 km to the south of Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi province. It was registered on the National Heritage List in 1931, and is considered the oldest dome worldwide.