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New Research on Ancient Tombs of Kermanshah

 

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Post-Achaemenian Period

 23 December 2003

 

 

Recent research on the Eshagh Vand tombs in the western province of Kermanshah has found that they belong to the Seleucid era.

There is, however, some debate on the matter. Late professor Hertsfeld had related them to the Achaemenid dynasty, and believed that the central tomb belongs to Geomata, the infamous Magi, who revolted against Darius the Great. Some others have approved its belonging to the Achaemenid time, but dismissed it being the Geomata’s tomb.

At the top of the central tomb, there is an engraved profile of a man with pleated clothes standing, holding his hands up in front of his face as if praying. The picture also includes a torch, a hearth, and another person at the back.

The tombs are located in Kermanshah, and take their name from a village nearby.

 

 

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