Armenia - Archeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed
burial mounds dating back to the third millennium B.C.
which they believe contain remains and trinkets from
ancient Aryan nomads.
Historian Hakob Simonian
said Wednesday that the four mounds were among 30
discovered about 35 miles west of the Armenian capital
Yerevan, containing beads made of agate, carnelian and as
well as the remains of what appears to be a man, aged
Also found were remains of
domesticated horses and glazed pottery appearing to show
chariots, Simonian said.
The Aryans, who later
became known as Persians, were largely grassland nomads
who settled in what is today Iran and eventually in parts