The Great Wall of Gorgan, once the world’s largest fortification, was mysteriously abandoned. The wall spans some 124 miles of modern-day Golestan province and includes nearly 40 forts. Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Prior to the advent of scientific dating, various dates were proposed for the construction of the Great Wall of Gorgan. An Iranian map of the Gorgan wall. In order to enable construction works, canals had to be dug along the course of the defensive barrier, to provide the water needed for brick production. Although not as well known as the Great Wall of China, this barrier in northern Iran lives up to its name. Substantial sections of the Great Wall of Gorgan appear however to be buried under the Caspian Sea.Together with the Tammisheh Wall, a shorter defensive barrier of similar design, also dating from the Sasanid time, both walls were part of the same defence system and were built of large fired bricks of similar shape and size and lined by an earth bank and ditch (supplied with water by the canals). The Great Wall of Gorgan was used much longer than the better known Roman walls to keep enemies at bay. The ‘Red Snake’ in northern Iran, which owes its name to the red colour of its bricks, is at least 195km long. by Stuart Denison November 14, 2016 Iran's Great Wall Is Now Buried and Forgotten We excavated one; analysis of material therein indicates that its occupants consumed a rich diet, including fish, presumably from the Caspian Sea, some 45km further west. The Gorgan Wall stretches to the northwest and terminates to the rear of mountains of Piškamar. ABU/MG. The Great Wall of Gorgan: The History of the Ancient Near East’s Longest Defensive Wall - Kindle edition by Charles River Editors. The Great Wall of Gorgan (or simply the Gorgan Wall) was located in north of the Gorgan River in Hyrcania, at a geographic narrowing between the Caspian Sea and the mountains of northeastern Persia. The Great Wal l of Gorgan, also known as the ‘Red Snake’, is a defense system located in the northern Iranian province of Golestan.This defensive wall dates to the Sassanian period, and is believed to have been manned by Sassanian troops up to at least the first half of the 7th century AD. The Great Wall of Gorgan is an ancient defensive wall located in the ancient Hyrcania region (modern Gorgan, and Golestan province) in northern iran. Gorgan has three areas of plains, foothills and mountainous parts based on its natural features and its southern regions have mountain climate however, the northern parts are sub-humid. Namen. The Great Wall of China is well known as the largest wall in Asia (or indeed the world). Email. Gorgan is a city in the Caspian Region in Iran. The structure is yet another testament to Sassanian engineering capabilities. The Gorgan Wall measures approximately at a length of 155 kilometers and spans a range of 6-10 meters in width. The Great Wall of Gorgan is a series of ancient defensive fortifications located near Gorgan in the Golestān Province of northeastern Iran, at the southeastern corner of the Caspian Sea. It is an ancient defensive structure, stretching for 195 km from west to north-east, along the northern bank of the Gorgan River. 1 1 55.5770498,37.5206739,0 Source: Wikipedia article Great Wall of Gorgan]]> 55.5210721,37.5008423,0 Source: Wikipedia article Great Wall of Gorgan]] > 55.4633295,37.4747559,0 Source: Wikipedia article Great Wall of Gorgan]]> 55.4202157,37.4519502,0 Source: Wikipedia article Great Wall of Gorgan]]> 55.3920364,37.4339426,0 Source: Wikipedia article Great Wall of Gorgan]]> …