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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS©

 

Bullet Point News: A Rare Parthian Statue Recovered from Looters

 

News Category: Arsacid/Parthian Dynasty (248 BCE - 224 CE)

 07 January 2006

 

 

Bardnehsndeh_Parthian_statue.jpg (43632 bytes)LONDON, (CAIS) -- CAIS has recently learned that a rare Parthian statue (see the picture) has been confiscated from illegal excavators on the 23rd of November 2005.

 

The statue showing an Arsacid prince in a Parthian-hail-posture was unearthed in "Bard-Neshāndé" temple, in the city of Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan province.

 

In November 2005 the spokeswoman for Khuzestan province’s ICHTO, Marjan Shushtari, told news reporters that the statue will be referred to experts for further examination.

 

Although the exact location is unannounced for security reasons, it is believed to be in held in Masjed-Soleyman.

 

In 27 Oct 2005, three Parthian columns from "Bard-Neshāndé" temple were confiscated and now kept in Susa Fort.

 

  

 

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