Iranian archeologist, Javad Baba-Piri, has come
across a number of ancient paintings on rocks in
the foothills of the Alvand Mountains in Hamedan,
The paintings, which date back to the prehistoric
era, were found in the ’Doustali’ and ’Two
Sisters’ regions as well as in Dizin Village in
the eastern part of Merianj and in the southern
foothill of Alvand Mountain.
The rocks were formed in the third geological era.
The paintings depict mountain goat which was
probably a national game at the time. Young people
riding on horses can also be seen in the
One of the paintings shows a human figure standing
beside a mountain goat which could probably
indicate how humans learned to tame animals.
Archeologists have come across paintings on rocks
and walls of caves in Hamedan.