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Excavation in the Main Settlement of Mana Tribe

 

News Category: Prehistory

 12 August 2000

 

 

The third phase of excavation in Ghlalaichi Hill of Bookan in West Azarbaijan province has begun, to shed light on the main settlement of 2700 years old Mona Tribe. 

 

Bahman Kargar the director of archeological group said: “This settlement was discovered in 1985 and probably belong to Mana Tribe that lived about first millennium BC in the south of Urima lake. In the previous phase, a steep courtyard, a stony building and a bas-relief was found, the latter proves the relationship between the hill and Mana Tribe. In the third phase, a temple was discovered so the entire area could be mapped.” 

 

Mana Tribe was under the protection of Urato kingdom that was considered an Assyrian enemy.

 

 

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