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Year-Old Cemetery Discovered in Taleghan
16 July 2006
(CAIS) -- Archaeologists have came across the ruins
of a cemetery dating back to the the Iron Age II, during excavations to save
some sections of the western and southwestern sides of Taleqani Archaeological
Mound near Taleqan city.
According to Persian Service of CHN, excavations are being conducted at this
part of the mound as part of efforts to reopen the city’s new boulevard.
Commenting on the findings of the research works at the mound, head of the
excavation team of Taleqani Mound, Hossein Rezvani said, “We have managed to
recover two skeletons dating back to the first millennium BCE along with grey
dishes, bayonet, dagger as well as dishes bearing various designs.“
According to him, although the region has been destroyed during bulldozing
operations in the area and deployment of Russian soldiers after WWII,
excavations are being conducted so as to gather the remaining information from
Rezvani further said that a large number of the graves were destroyed in grading
operations in 1988 by the Municipality, and only two graves have so far been
Taleqani Mound underwent archeological excavations for the first time in 2003
and the findings led to the suspension of the construction of the boulevard
which traversed the mound
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