& CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©
of Sangtarashan Brass
17 June 2006
(CAIS) -- Tens of brass objects earlier found at
Khorramabad's Sangtarashan (Sangtarâshân) area, northwest of Lorestan
province, will open a new chapter into the history of domestic brass arts.
Mehrdad Malekzadeh in charge of the archaeological excavations team further
opined, These ancient objects are valuable antiques and should be kept at Iran
Malekzadeh told ISNA Persian Service that Lorestan Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department intends to put on display about 400 objects excavated from
Sangtarashan site at the provinces archaeological museum to be launched in Dež-Bār
(Falak-ol Aflak) fortress.
But some of the ancient items should find their way into Iran National Museum,
Terming the brass objects as unique, Malekzadeh added that even small pieces of
brass objects bear valuable motifs.
Meanwhile, the official stated that two iron swords with bone sheaths had been
discovered at Sangtarashan area.
They were so worn-out that could not be detached from the soil and were
therefore sent to the departments restoration laboratory containing some of
their surrounding soil.
On results of three seasons of excavations at the 400 sq.m. site, the archaeologist
explained, The examinations have so far fallen short of clarifying the usage of
the site. So far, no traces of ancient cemetery or architecture have been found
These facts strengthen the proposition that Sangtarashan was a holy place, the
Malekzadeh expressed hope that further archaeological studies would help provide
Putting the budget required for the fourth seasons of excavations at 300 million
rials, the official said the operations would resume as soon as the amount is
The third season of excavations started on April 4 at the Iron-Age Sangtarashan
historic site and wrapped up on May 31