The new archeological excavation season has started with the discovery of a new waterway, said the head of the Persepolis waterways exploration team.
Ali Assadi maintained "This waterway is in the reservoir section with a slope over 30 degrees and it is meant to have lead water from the reservoir floor out to the open.”
He added "Twenty days ago we started the new round of exploration in search of the Persepolis waterways in order to clarify the situations of the reservoir section of the Persepolis and to resolve the water accumulation in this part at raining times. One of the important results was the discovery of a new outlet to the south of the Persepolis throne which would directly lead the water from the reservoir floor out of the premises. The canal stretches for 50 meters from the reservoir to the southern wall with a steep slope of over 30 degrees.”
Pointing out that the current excavation season will last until September 6, Assadi estimated that two more seasons are needed in order to fully explore the Persepolis waterways and find out the still hidden structures.