gravestone with cuneiform inscriptions, two golden
bracelets, three brass swords dating back to Achaemenid
dynastic era and over 80 gold coins ranging from the
Achaemenid era to the advent of Islam were seized from six
smugglers in Bushehr province as they tried to take them
out of the country.
The Persian daily Hambastegi said that the police had the
group under observation in Bushehr and they were arrested
red-handed while trying to flee the country.
Police officer Alireza Khorram Khorshid said that the
experts of the provincial Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department are examining the seized items.
He said that the stone epitaph is 80x20 cm with designs of
swords and scripts in the cuneiform style prevalent during
the Achaemenid era.
—Two very nice bracelets and three brass swords were
also seized from the smugglers and according to the
experts of the Cultural Heritage Department they also date
back to Achaemenid dynastic era, the police officer said.