Yazd-- An official from the town of Nadoushan in Yazd province Naaser
Baabaai said, "A number of stone paintings dating back to the early
pre-Islamic era were discovered in Nadoushan last week."
Baabaai added that these stone paintings were discovered by the
experts of Yazd province Cultural Heritage Organization at Sarkhan
mountain foot located 20 kms to the north of Nadoushan in the process
of a series of excavations.
He told IRNA reporter that images of various animals including sheep,
antelopes, horses, dogs, hens, and hunting men as well as scriptures
from 11th century have been painted on the discovered stones.
He added, "The stone paintings are primitive, indicating that the
inhabitants of the area engraved images on stones, besides raising cattle."
Referring to the good climate of Sorkhan mountain area, he said that
there are two caves and one spring in the area, and that earlier some of
its inhabitants lodged in the caves.
The Director General of Yazd province Cultural Heritage Organization
MohammadHassan Khademzadeh said, "The discovered Stone paintings
will soon be registered as national artifacts. The town of Nadoushan with a
population of 3,000 is located near the city of Sadouq in Yazd province
120 kms from the capital city of Yazd.