(CAIS) -- Research carried out on number of
human remains found in Asghariyeh district of
Meshkin-Shar (Meshkinshahr) confirmed their
Parthian origin, date back to 2nd century BCE, Asghar Nemati head of
archaeological team told news reporters.
was an archaeological salvage operation led by
ICHTO, when the city’s swage workers came
across these two ancient graves”, said Nemadi.
graves had coverings, one made of
earthenware, and the other one with a polished
stone. In both graves, we have found humans
remains, buried with decorated pottery vessels.
The alizarin painted decorations over the Parthian
buff and grey coloured Ardebil-wares
are consist of geometrical designs such as a star
as well as human and animal presentations”, he
Meshkin-Shahr (old Khiav) is
one of the most ancient cities in Iran. It is
located in the north-west of Iran in Ardebil
province (ancient Artavillâ) and its distance to
Tehran is 839 kilometres. It is the nearest city
to the Sabalân high mountain.
and especially "Germi", are the two most important
towns in Ardebil province, which is commonly
accepted among scholars to date back to the the