In the early stages of the construction
of a dam in Chaei, near northwestern city of Urmia, a
bayonet has been discovered which is dated back to the
first millennium B.C.
Announcing this, Mohammad Ghorbani, head of the Urmia
museum, further said that the discovered bayonet was
made of bronze and has a 40 cm length and a slit on the
middle, while the sides of the relic were flawed. He
went on to say that since the littoral parts of Urmia
lake and the banks of its main rivers, such as the Chaei,
Nazloo, and Barandoozjai rivers used to be site centers
in the late second millennium B.C. and simultaneous with
the migration of Aryans into Iranian plateau, and
creation of Iranian nation, especially through the
northwest parts of the country, this spot became a
breeding ground for creation of the civilizations in
those ages. He added: “Due to access to water and
foodstuff around the lake and its rivers, more works
have been created in the late second millennium B.C.
compared to other periods.”
“The discovered bayonet belongs to the early second
millennium B.C. and the late first millennium, a
testimony to the fact that Aryans used to abide in the
city of Urmia”, said Ghorbani.
He pointed out that this bayonet could be compared with
the weapons discovered in Hassanlu Hill near the city of
Naghadeh, Marlik Hill in northern Iran, etc.
He concluded that scientific studies
and technical investigations will make it clear which
people or period this bayonet belongs to.