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Traces of Human Habitation Found Near Aq-Owlar Graveyard

 

 

Monday, 02 August 1999


TEHRAN The archaeologists have been surprised by the discovery of some signs of human habitation in ancient Aq-Owlar area in Gilan Province which is one of the largest prehistoric cemeteries of Iran. The initial studies on the discovered items reveal that the graveyard dates back to the second half of the first millennium B.C. and in particular the Achaemenidae. The excavation operations in one hectare of the 400-hectare site have led to finding some clues of residence of people living in previous centuries.

reported Public Relations Office of State Cultural Heritage Organization. According to Mohammad-Reza Khal'atbari, head of archeology team, there are some ovens having short stone walls covered with ash and coal as well as some dish racks in southeastern area being excavated. Some 1.5x1.5-meter places has been also discovered that were perhaps the people's dwellings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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