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Europeans, Australians to Identify Date of Iranian Tablets


21 July 2004



In a bid to identify the exact date of some pictorial tablets in the Iranian historical village of Maymand, Europeans and Australian archaeologists plan to help their local counterparts.

The ancient helmet is among the oldest settlements in Iran, where people still live there after 3,000 years. The volcanic village, possibly over 12,000 years old, is dotted by many pictorial tablets, though most have been left neglected so far.

“Due to the importance of these tablets in revealing historical conditions of the region and the lack of the state-of-arts technology in Iran to explore them, we have asked European and Australian experts for assistance,” said Fariba Karimi, head of the special team set up to study these ancient tableaus.

A group of foreign experts are scheduled to travel to Iran late this year in order to kickoff the early stages of the field study, she added. Iranian archaeologists have already discovered 65 pictorial tablets, featuring scenes of hunting, battles and such animals as dogs, horses and especially goats.

The ancient village of Maymand is located in Kerman Province, south of Iran and is inhabited by 132 people, who have doggedly preserved their traditional mores. Recently after the recognition of 903 Sasanid-Pahlavi words in the language of Maymand residents, experts have concluded the language of these people has barely changed since 2,000 years ago, mainly because of the isolation of their helmet after the Arab invasion in the seventh century.


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