General of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department of Bushehr province in southern Iran,
Ardeshir Mohammadi-Baghmalaie, here Tuesday said
that the discovery of a tombstone at Deilam farms
to the north of Bushehr province unveiled a
He told that the cemetery is situated 1,700 meters
from Kenarkouh village near the provincial town of
"The name of the deceased individual buried
in the discovered tomb has been engraved on the
rectangular tombstone in Nastaliq script. It dates
back to 1043 AH.
"Besides, a few lines of locally composed
verses describing the deceased have been carved on
"Given that the tomb is covered by a
limestone, some of the inscriptions on it are
indistinguishable through erosion, heat and cold.
The tombstone is 22 centimeters high, 30
centimeters wide and 120 centimeters long,"
added the official.
Mohammadi-Baghmalaie noted that according to the
survey conducted by the archaeologists of the
provincial Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department, it is proved that the cemetery dates
back to the Safavid, Zandieh and Qajar eras.
He said that the tombstone was discovered by a
farmer from Deilam who came across it while
The town of Deilam with a 30,000 population is
situated at the northernmost part of Bushehr