-- 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
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
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.