The cultural and historical importance of Isfahan has never been a debate among history lovers but with the new discovery we understand that we do not yet know much about the history of Isfahan. During excavations on the historic Ashraf Hill in eastern Isfahan city, archaeologists have found a skeleton belonging to a Parthian lady from over 2000 years ago. The newly found skeleton of the Partha lady has been found along with an intact clay pot.
The historic Ashraf Hill is located east of Isfahan and on the shore of Zayandehrood. The findings of this historical hill in the city of Isfahan are related to the Achaemenid period until the 16th century, and for this reason, this ancient hill is very important to clarify the historical dimensions of the city of Isfahan. In the last six seasons of the Ashraf Hill excavation, a Sassanid coin and pottery related to the Parthian era (300 years B.C.) have been discovered.
During these excavations, the archaeological team reached the basin and the half-finished building of the Ashraf Palace belonging to the 17th century. During previous excavations of Ashraf Hill the most important achievement has been the identification of remains of a Sassanid fortress, which are visible on Mushtagh II Street. In addition, in the sixth session of the excavation of this hill, parts of an Achaemenid structure were found.
Archaeologists are very optimistic that at any moment of the excavations they can announce new discoveries since the history of the beautiful Isfahan is still surprising.