43) Bandar Bushire is the major Iranian port at the northern end of the Persian Gulf. It is often described as being a peninsular, but the satellite image suggests that in the past, Bushire is more than likely to have been an island. There are two major ancient sites at Bushire the site of Liyan, whose name is known from inscriptions dating to the 2nd millennium BC; and the site of Reshahr, which is believed to have been the location of the Hellenistic city of Antiochea in Persis, and the Sasanian city of Reshahr. A collaborative project between the ICAR/ICHTO and the University of Durham commenced on the coast adjacent to Bushire in late 2004.
See also Bushehr (alternative spelling for Bushire) on ArchAtlas' Sites from Satellites