March 01, 1999
Some 250 relics, including pottery dishes and some tools, which were
unearthed by illegal excavation in East Azarbaijan Province, were seized and
handed over to Ganjineh Museum in Tabriz.
antique goods are said to date back to late second millennium BC and early first
millennium BC, the era known as ``Gray Pottery'' civilization.
delivered goods total 220 pieces including five brick-red pottery dishes and
goods made of admiralty brass such as mace-heads, spearheads, and daggers,''
said the museum curator, Javad Ghandgar. ``Inscriptions or brands are seen on
some of the goods ,'' he added.
He further said that a team of archeologists were working to estimate the
cultural value of the goods.
Museum is presently displaying some 4,600 pieces of antiques including coins,
pottery and metal dishes, statutes, stamps, golden and silver dishes, golden
cups, and etc. dating from the 5th millennium BC to Qajari era.