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An Ancient Precious Necklace Discovered in Birjand



Tuesday, 11 September 2001


TEHRAN -- An ancient precious necklace was found in Birjand, Khorassan Province.

According to the reports released on Monday, the necklace it made up of some 14 golden coins on which some epigraphs and the pictures of the British emperors are carved. The necklace is also decorated with pearls, turquoises and agates.


The value of this necklace is estimated to be more than three billion Rials.


Meanwhile, in Talesh, Gilan Province, the Head of an excavation group, affiliated to Gilan Cultural Heritage Organization, Dr. Mohammadreza Khalatbari said that during excavations in the ancient era of Merian, a number of tombs related to the beginning of the Iron Age, concurrent with the immigration of the first group of Arians to Iran, were studied archeologically.


He added that some 49 tombs were studied and a valuable collection of ancient earthenwares, jewelry and weapons were discovered.


Also in another development, an ancient site related to the Sassanids Era was excavated in Isfahan's Semirom District.


According to the Public Relations Department of Isfahan's Cultural Heritage Organization, three epigraphs in Pahlavi language have been found in the ancient site.


Source: Tehran Times




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