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Stone Seal Raises Questions as Iranian Archaeologists Struggle to Solve Its Mystery

 

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Prehistory

05 March 2004 

 

 

Iranian archaeologists in the western province of Kurdestan are facing questions after a stone seal was discovered, which carries the picture of a human being and an ancient mythological god.

They have embarked on studies to crack the mystery of the seal found in the Kul Tarikeh historical area, head of the local cultural heritage department said.

Mohammad Ebrahim Zare’i said the way the seal was placed in the grave could shed light on many aspects of life in the Manai period.

The archaeologists are trying to identify the god, which will also help know about the historical age of graves in the ancient period. Two seasons of explorations in the Kul Tarikeh have rendered some 14 graves.

The objects recovered from the graves are similar to those found in the Ziviyeh hill. “a historical area stretching some 30 km from the Karaftu cave to the Yuzbashi cave has been identified as a historical area,” Zare’i said. The Karaftu cave is located 72 km east of Saqez in the province. It is considered a unique cave given its perfect architecture.

 

 

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