residents of this ancient region.
covering an area of 400 hectares, is an ancient
cemetery which dates back to the Iron Age, some
3,500 years ago.
first phase of the excavation operation was
carried out some 80 years ago by a French
believe that objects found in the cemetery
indicate that people lived in this region from the
2nd millennium B.C. until the Sasanid and Islamic
to Mohammadreza Khal'atbari, the head of the
excavation operation, due to special natural
characteristics of the region, the tribes who
entered the region in the beginning of the Iron
Age chose the northern part of this region for
archaeologists emphasize that the first residents
of the region were shepherds whose economy was
based on animal husbandry.
Cultural Heritage Organization has announced that
due to the importance of this ancient region, the
first archaeology centre of Gilan Province has
been established in the Aq-Evlar region.