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Title: New Evidence on the Chronology of the «Anahita Temple»
Author(s): AZARNOUSH, Massoud
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 44 Date: 2009
Partly standing-partly excavated remains of a monument in Kangavar, a town in western Iran between Hamadan and Kermanshah, have been dated to the Seleucid and/or Parthian periods. In an article published in 1981, nevertheless, M. Azarnoush argues in favour of a late Sasanian date for this site. The discovery of a brick under the massive masonry of the western platform of the monument in the course of later excavations provided the possibility for thermoluminescence dating of this sample. The TL reading of the brick confirms the Sasanian date of the monument. The present article intends to assess this and some other new information about the site.