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Pol-e Dokhtar

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 01, 2018 10:12 AM History
Pol-e Dokhtar (also Romanized as Pol Dokhtar and Pul-i-Dukhtar) is a city in the Lorestan Province of Iran. The ruins of a Sasanian bridge over the Kashkan River are still visible today a few kilometers north of the city; that structure was part of a Sasanian Royal road that connected the Persian capitals Istakhr and Bishapur with towns in central and northern Mesopotamia. In 1992, a horde of ancient objects were found in the nearby Cave Kalmakareh (also referred to as Cave Kalmakarra).

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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bridge, settlement-modern

In the summer of 1992, the Iranian Department of Antiquities discovered a hoard of ancient silver vessels in a cave (Cave Kalmakarra) near Pol-e Dokhtar. A silver bucket with an Akkadian inscription of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon was one of the objects found there.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Pol-e Dokhtar: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 14 August 2020]

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