than 400 rock arts, picturing humans and animals,
dating to the Achaemenid and Parthian era (2500
years to 2138 years ago) has been discovered in
Sardouyeh, north of Jiroft, in Kerman province.
Lots of historical objects and remains have so far
been discovered in Sardouyeh area, making it an
important archaeology site.
The rock arts show different scenes and creatures,
including humans hunting animals with bows,
ibexes, felines (including cats, lions, etc),
humans fighting, and animals hunting each other.
According to Nader Alidad Soleymani, the head of the excavation team of
Sardouyeh, the study of
the rock arts, most of which date to the Parthian
time, is of great importance, because they can
provide valuable information about the popular
beliefs of the people and the economic, social,
and cultural conditions of the time.