(CHN) --The most recent excavations in Rabat
Teppe in Sardasht, Northwestern Iran, has led to
the discovery of two naked goddesses in the 3000
“The significance of the discovery has brought
international reporters to the site,” said Reza
Heydari, an archaeologist of Western Azerbaijan
Organization of Cultural Heritage and Tourism,
“correspondents of BBC and a news agency in Iraq
came here and a French reporter was given the news
Although thousands of goddesses were found all
over the world with exaggerated faces which shows
them while giving birth, the rare Iranian
goddesses have normal bodies. This proves that,
contrary to the goddesses who were found in other
places, the Iranian ones are not goddesses of
“Naked goddesses are common in Greece, but they
don’t have wings and are symbols of fertility.
The found patterns on the toothed bricks of Rabat
Teppe have white-yellow wings and their bodies are
white. One of them does not have a head and the
other one lacks head and legs,” he added.
There is no explanation for their presence in the
region yet, but archaeologists hope to find
related signs in Iraq or Turkey.
Few days ago, two other winged goddesses were
found at the site; those were not naked, but as
important and rare as the new ones.
Based on ancient documents, many of the symbols
and myths of eastern goddesses were taken to the
west through Syria and the Mediterranean, and were
labeled new names there.
In initial measures taken, the area of the
archaeological site was believed to be 14 hectares
but recent studies extend its measures to 25
The most outward level of the site belongs to the
first millennium BC. The archaeologists’
excavation which started last month
is an effort for a comparison of the site to the
Mushashir’s civilization which was contemporary
to those of Urartu and Assyria.