joint team of Iranian and German archaeologists
discovered an ancient clay seal in Bolaghi Gorge,
behind the newly constructed yet unflooded Dam of
Sivand. The seal which includes geometrical
designs is the first sign of trade discovered of
the ancient lives in the area.
Bolaghi Gorge, near Pasargadae world heritage, is
the site of attempts by multinational teams who
are working against the clock to save the ancient
remains and antiquities there before the Sivand
Dam is flooded in one year.
The clay seal which has a handle is similar to
those found in Bakoun Tepe, near Marvdasht of Fars, and according to Iranian head of the joint
team of Iranian and German archaeologists, Mozhgan
Simin, can be a sign of the trade activities of
the ancient area, providing information on the
economic and social conditions of the time.
The team has also discovered a pottery kiln.
“The kiln is of stonework and considering the
pottery found around it, we believe it probably
dates back to 7500 years ago,” explained Simin.
Experts working in the area have so far identified
more than 120 archaeological sites in Bolaghi
Gorge, as part of the project launched to save the
historical remains of the area before the Sivand
Dam is flooded.