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Relief Discovered in Jiroft
23 December 2006
(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.
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