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Skeletons, Date Back to First Millennium BCE Discovered in Narges
07 June 2006
(CAIS) -- Archaeological excavations in Narges Tepe
historical site in the Iranian northern province of Golestan led to the
discovery of 40 skeletons, most probably belonging to the first millennium BCE.
“40 skeletons and some architectural remains were discovered during the archaeological
excavations in Narges Tepe. However, more studies are required to determine the
exact date of these skeletons. The burial method used for these skeletons will
also be announced after more accurate studies,” said Ghorban Ali Abbasi, head
assistant of Narges Tepe excavation team.
Based on the previous excavations and according to what Mahmoud Rabiei,
executive director of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Golestan
province, had said about Narges Tepe, this historical hill dates back to some
3000 years ago. “Discovered relics such as clay jars in this historical site
have strengthened the theory that Narges Tepe should have been a village during
the first millennium BCE,” explained Rabiei.
According to Abbasi, previously only some soundings were done in this historical
site and this is the first time a systematic archaeological excavation is being
carried out in Narges Tepe. However, he refused to give more detailed
information due to security reasons and referred further announcements to the
end of the excavations in Narges Tepe.
Archaeological excavations in Narges Tepe have been started since two months ago
and will continue to 4th of July. However, Abbasi believes that these
excavations will extend to August.
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