in the archeological site of Toul-Talesh have revealed
that three thousand years ago women enjoyed equal footing
as men the political, military and governing system of the
According to Fars news agency, Talesh, which is located in
the northern and northwestern part of Gilan province,
played an effective role in introducing Iron Age
civilization in the first and second millennium BC to the
The head of the archeological team operating in Talesh,
Mohammad Reza Khalatbari said that graves of three women
have been unearthed in the area along with armaments. This
indicated that women in the area exerted a special role in
military and government hierarchy, he said.
We have found a grave of a woman in which there are
remains of jewelry and ornaments and also 10 other corpses
which were buried along with the remains of several males.
The excavation proved 3,500 years of civilization in
Khalatbari further said that body of a pregnant woman has
also been unearthed along with the skeleton of an infant.