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Bayonet Find Suggests Aryans Resided in Urmia


News Category: Prehistory

Province of: West Azarbaijân

 29 November 2003


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.




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