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Sixth Season of Archaeological Excavation Gets Underway at 9,000-years-old Ozbaki Mound


News Category: Prehistory (from 8000 - 3400 BCE)

 29 December 2005



Ozbaki_artefacts.jpg (115216 bytes)LONDON, CAIS -- The sixth seasonal excavation at Ozbaki (Uzbeki) Mound in the provincial town of Nazarabad near Tehran resumed in the current week after a two-year break.

The historical Ozbaki site houses a precious collection of architecture from various prehistorical periods to Median dynastic era (around 7,000 to 600BCE).

The head of the excavation team told IRNA that access to ancient monuments and evidences as well as identification of the cultures and civilizations of various eras is the main purpose of the current stage.

"In addition to the 26-meter-high Ozbaki mound, the site contains a few other shorter mounds such as Gomousht, Jeiran, Yan, Maral and Takhtgah which will be excavated during the ongoing season," he added.

The official noted that during the past excavation seasons (1998-2002) at the site, a number of precious objects such as the architectural structures of the Iron Age, the most ancient man-made unbaked mud bricks, first buildings built during the Medes period and signs of Aryan civilization were unearthed.

Stressing the precious archaic civilization of the Ozbaki site, the official proposed the idea of facilitating tours of fans of ancient relics and to this complex.


Source: IRNA




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