The first excavation season in the Minab Plain,
in the southern province of Hormozgan, has so far led to the
discovery of new items from different historical periods.
The stone instruments found may scale back age of the area to
some 15,000 years before Christ, explained head of the
archeology team, Siamak Sarlak.
Eighty-five other historical items from the Arsacid to Safavid
era have also been discovered in Minab, which necessitate more
studies to be carried out.
Moreover, according to an official of the Hormozgan Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Department, Majid Goharshenas, clay pieces
found in the area date to the Arsacid times to 11th centuries,
Teimurids, Safavids, Zands and Qajar era. The pieces are similar
to those of India in terms of their form and color, indicating
that the area has had close links and cultural interactions with
the neighboring civilization.
Minab Plain underwent limited excavations before the Islamic
Revolution, and the new season has been continuing since