having just recently discovered a Dinotherium Giganteum’s
fossil northwest of Iran, announced they have unearthed fossil
remains of a horse and giraffe, dating back 2 –7 million years
These new findings have boosted their theory that Varzaghan, 60
km of Tabriz, where they discovered the most complete fossil of
the pre-historic dinosaur, is indeed a fossil field, aging
several million years. “The unearthing of a horse, giraffe and
Dinotherium Giganteum’s fossil all indicate Varzaghan is an
important paleontological site in the whole world and further
studies can clear more ambiguities and fill more gaps of our
knowledge about gigantic creatures of the pre-historic times,
said Dr. Zeinolabedin Abrishamchi, a professor of geology and
paleontology in the University of Tabriz, the capital city of
the northwestern Eastern Azerbaijan Province.
He added the fossil of the giraffe, now extinct in modern Iran,
is yet to be completely unearthed and the discovery of carnivore
and herbivores’ remains indicates that researchers have found
a vast area rich in pre-historic fossils.
Earlier it was announced that following the discovery of the
most complete fossil of Dinotherium Giganteum in Varzaghan, one
of the world’s biggest paleontology centers and museums was
planned to be built northwest of Iran.
Dinotherium Giganteum is one of the most unique types of
dinosaurs and archaeologists have never been able to find a
complete set of its skeleton to date. Researchers believe this
extinct mammal has been the forefather of mammoths. Iranian
repairing staff discovered this precious fossil more than six
months ago while repairing the stable of a historical mansion,
named Amir Ershad’s House.
initially thought it belonged to a mammoth: however, studies
conducted by scholars at Tabriz University, northwestern of
Iran, concluded it has been a Dinotherium Giganteum fossil.
“After some discussions with provincial officials and the
University of Tabriz, one of the world’s biggest paleontology
centers and museums will be built in Varzaghan,” said Saber
Esmaili, governor of Varzaghan.