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Rough Engravings Identified in Alisadr Cave


News Category: Prehistory

 Friday, 28 April 2001



TEHRAN -- Rough engravings, dating back 7,000 years B.C., were discovered in stone walls of one of the most wonderful caves of the world.

Experts of the Cultural Heritage Department of Hamedan Province based their rough estimate of the date of the engravings, i.e., from four to seven thousand years B.C., to the date when earliest cavemen are known to have started the rudimentals of an economy and social life. The primitive men who sketched the engravings are believed to have made them under cover of darkness.

The engravings discovered depict the need of people living during the Stone Age to secure a good hunt, the experts further said. They include that of a primitive man with a bow in his hand as well another riding a horse and hunting animals such as deers, etc.

The treasure is considered of great value as they throw light on the dark aspects of the way people lived during the Stone Age.

The engravings discovered in Iran's famous Alisadr Cave have parallels in France and Spain.

In recent years some precious earthenware have also been found at the entrance of the cave. Studies show that the cave and outlying areas have been sites of communities of people that existed about 900 years ago.



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