pieces of [supposedly] historical artefacts were recovered from smugglers in the
Feyz” district of the Greater Tehran, according to Colonel Alireza
Aqshat of Tehran Police, the Persian service of ISNA reported on
Tuesday, October 10.
recovered artefacts [claimed by Police], belong to middle of 1st millennium BCE to
most significant artefact in this recovery operation is an
eight-page codex made of Golden sheets inscribed in cuneiform. This
is one of the most unique objects [allegedly] from the Achaemenid era, since is
in a codex format.
objects such as a golden statue of
an ibex, one necklace decorated with seven crescent beaded-tassels,
a golden bracelet decorated with rectangular and triangular shapes,
a golden bracelet with no decoration, 16 golden earrings, three
strings of beads made of precious stones in various shapes and
colours, two stone spindle-heads, two little-bells, seven bracelets
and two rings made of bronze, two bronze objects in the shape of
skeleton, bronze arrow and spear heads, one creature statute made of
bronze and a turtle stone statute, 5 bronze buttons, one copper and
four bronze coins, two silver rods and one silver hawkbell.
farmer from Rudbār
also arrested, who claimed to be the finder of these items, during
The items were sold to smugglers, and were headed for international
police will surrender the artefacts to ICHTO after completing their