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New Research Indicates Kurab Tepe Dates Back to 5000 BCE

 

24 August 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The first season of stratigraphic research in Kurab (Kūrāb or Jūrāb) Tepe in Hamadan province led to discovery of some earthenware belonging to 5000 BCE.

“Previously believed that Kurab Tepe dates back to the fourth millennium BCE, but the recent discoveries indicates that most probably it dates back to 5000 BCE,” said Ali Khaksar, head of excavation team in Kurab Tepe historical hill to CHN.

The first season of High-Frequency Seismic Sounding System works in Kurab archaeological mound has started since 7th of August and will continue up to the end of summer. In addition to undertake stratigraphy works in order to determine different archeological layers of this historical site, the other aim of the Archeological Research Center of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization of Iran is to clarify the vicinity of this historical hill which has been surrounded by residential houses.

“Currently the High-Frequency Seismic Sounding System work have been completed in northern and eastern parts of the hill and the stratigraphy works of other parts will be also completed by the end of summer,” added Khaksar.

After establishing the historical boundaries of Kurab Tepe, cleaning the area up from residential houses is the other program of the cultural authorities.

 

The ancient site of Kurab which was known as Gūrāb during the Partho-Sasanian dynastic eras, located 5km from Malayer, was named after a nearby village where there are ruins of a fortress (above picture) dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE). 

 

According to 11th century Persian Poet Fakhr ul-Din Asa'd Gorgani (d. 1073 CE) who composed the romantic epic of "Vis o Ramin" [originated from the Parthian/Pahlavi (Middle-Persian) literature], names Kurab, the place where Rāmīn met his lover and future wife Vīs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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