Friday, July 27, 2018

"Iran’s Wolf Wall, Second-longest in the World, is Still Shrouded in Mystery"


The ancient name for this place was Gorgan (گرگان), meaning “land of wolves”, and wild wolves can still be found here


Across the plain stretches a mighty border wall, surpassed in size and scale only by the Great Wall of China. It’s known as the Wall of Gorgan, and unlike its Chinese counterpart, much of its construction remains an unsolved mystery to this day


creating an immense mobile brick-making industry to produce the millions of fired mud bricks that make up the wall. Along its whole length, archaeologists have found the remains of temporary kilns


“No ancient textual source refers to the Wall