(CAIS) -- Latest archeological excavations in the
city of Sar Pol-e-Zahab resulted in the discovery of 110
historical sites and hills. With the discovery of stone
tools and vases belonging to the Neolithic period (6,500
“110 historical sites were discovered during the
archeological excavations. The discovered stone tools and
potteries in the area indicate that the history of this
area goes back to the Neolithic period and continued to
the Parthian and Sasanid dynastic eras. The archeological
excavations also led to the discovery of two clay
workshops. Although the exact place of the workshops is
not clarified yet, the existence of various clays in the
region indicates that there must be some clay workshops in
the area,” said Shahin Kermanjani, head of archeological
excavation team in Sar Pol-e-Zahab.
According to Kermanjani, these excavations were carried
out in order to discover the historical sites of Sar
Pol-e-Zahab city. Although the excavations have started
about 40 days ago, since a lot of expected historical
sites have not been discovered yet, it is supposed that
the excavations continue for another two months.
“These evidences were discovered in north and northwest
of Sar Pol-e-Zahab city. The discovered stone tools were
used for peeling fruits, cutting meets, and piercing.
These stone tools were made in different sizes,” added
A large area of these historical hills has been levelled
by the farmers for agricultural usage, but archeologists
are trying to save the remaining ones.
Sar Pol-e-Zahab is located in Kermanshah province. Due to
its pleasant weather it was the residence of different
tribes during different periods of time. Archeological
excavations in this historical site indicate the existence
of a continual life in its residential area.
The file of these historical sites will be submitted to
the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization of Iran in
a near future to be inscribed in the list of Iran’s