24 July 2001
Mazandaran (Mâzandarân) -- The first
barrel-shaped grave of Parthian period has been
discovered in the process of archaeological
studies on Dâmir graveyard in Mazandaran plain.
to an archaeologist from Mazandaran branch of
Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO), Ali
Mâhfrouzi, since the barrel-shaped grave
symbolizing the burials under Parthian dynasty was
discovered, various objects such as stone
Jewellery, dishes, and metallic knives have also
been observed adjacent to it.
is said that during the Parthian dynasty, the
corpses of the dead were kept in a barrel, and
their food dishes, and personal belongings were
because of their belief in postmortem life.
graveyard covering an area covering an area of 160
by 180 square meters, is probably filed with
buries corpses of Parthian era, as well as later
periods before Islam.
to the report issued by the media and information
center of ICHO, some archaeologists discovered
evidences of Parthian era during last year's
searches in the northern and northeastern parts
Sari and Behshahr cities.
on the recent discoveries in Damir graveyard, a
new chapter in the field of archaeology is
expected to be opened up in the Mazandaran Plain.
Daamir graveyard is located 7 km north of Sari.