The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A fourth cuneiform brick inscription has been discovered at Rabat Tepe 2 in northwestern Iran, the Persian service of CHN reported on Tuesday.
brick is 9 centimetres thick and measures 33x33 centimetres, and the cuneiform
script has been incised with white glaze,” the director of the team of
archaeologists working at Rabat Tepe 2 said.
to now, inscriptions with white glaze had only been discovered at the famous
Gate of Babylon,” Reza Heidari added.
team of archaeologists is deciphering the latest find and three other brick
inscriptions that have been discovered during the second season of excavations
at the 3000-year-old site, which began in late October.
inscriptions previously discovered in the region have been written on cliffs or
on steles, but these are the first brick inscriptions to be discovered in the
area, which is located near the town of Sardasht in Iran's West Azarbaijan
will certainly find more brick inscriptions as excavations are continuing at the
site, and these findings will provide much information for those who are
interested in researching the history of the region,” Heidari noted.
team aims to prove that Rabat Tepe was the capital of the Musasir city-state
about 3000 years ago during this season of excavations.
was a semi-independent buffer state bordering Mannai between Assyria and Urartu.
It was a vassal state of Assyria yet Urartu had some claim over it.
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