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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Size of Espidež Seals Indicates Social Rank of Owners
Recent studies on the seals discovered at the historical site of Espidež near Zabol, reveal the fact that social status of the owners was recognized by the size of the seals.
class of people and their social positions were obvious due to the size of the
seals, therefore, the bigger the size, the higher the rank!
largest seal found at the site was 6.5 x 6.5 centimeter bearing a spiral form
resembling sea wave, said the head of the team, Mohammad Heydari on Sunday.
big seal belonged to the person whose properties show he was a popular person in
his hometown,” he said, adding that the studies on the seals indicate that
larger seals had more complicated patterns on.
smallest seal was only eight millimeters bearing a simple letter looking like
‘H’, he noted.
of animals like lion, eagle, horse, and duck as well as shapes of plants, human
beings, and geometrical patterns were seen on the seals made of stone, copper,
or brass, he stated.
Espidež is located 25 kilometers from Zabol in southeastern Iran. It is over 3000 years old and contains two ancient graveyards.
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