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4500-Year-Old Relief Discovered in Jiroft

 

23 December 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The headless and footless relief dating back 4,500 years was retrieved from Konar-Sandal hills of Jiroft, head of the excavation team said, Persian service of IRNA quoted.


According to Professor Yousef Majidzadeh, the bas-relief depicts a male figure with an ocher engraved skirt, with his naked arms crossed in front of his chest.


“The engravings on ancient stone containers retrieved from Jiroft depict men in unclothed busts and long skirts,“ he mentioned.


“The figure signifies that this area used to be the government’s seat and was used for administrative, warehousing and guarding purposes.“


According to Majidzadeh, the bust has been destroyed due to erosion and adverse climate over time.


The fifth round of excavations was launched in Konar-Sandal hills of Jiroft on Oct. 31, 2006.

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source: Iran Daily

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