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Subtitle: A Late Iron Age Site in the Median Heartland
Author(s): NASERI, Reza , MALEKZADEH, Mehrdad , NASERI, Ali
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 51 Date: 2016
Gūnespān-e Pātappeh is located 30 km to the southeast of the modern town of Malayer in Hamadan Province, 1 km away from the Kalān Dam. The site was excavated during six seasons as part of the archaeological salvage project inside the dam reservoir. The Islamic, Parthian, Achaemenid, Median and Bronze Age remains discovered in the excavations show that Gūnespān was an important site in the Zagros Mountains. Most important, however, is the discovery during the fourth and fifth seasons of excavation of a fortified Median building showing close similarities to other Median architecture at nearby Nush-i Jan, Godin and Baba Jan. This newly uncovered structure sheds new light on the Median presence in western Iran.