The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The team of archaeologists working at historical sites of Zanjan Province recently discovered several dishes and a brass arrowhead dating back to the Iron Age, the Persian service of CHN reported on Saturday.
discoveries were made at the historical sites of Abhar and Khorramdarreh.
archaeologists were surprised to discover Iron Age artifacts in Zanjan Province.
director of the Abhar Cultural Heritage and Tourism Office said that the
artifacts were found in an ancient cemetery near Abhar but gave no details about
the exact location of the discovery.
Abyan noted that during the previous two
stages of excavations at Abhar and Khorramdarreh, several sites and artifacts
were found, adding, “Most of the finds date back to the prehistoric era and
the Iron Age, including ancient cemeteries, tepes, caves, and ancient sites.”
also said that twelve historical sites which date back to the Achaemenid and
Parthian dynastic eras, as well as early Post-Sasanian era were found on the
grounds of the Soltanieh Dome and expressed hope that the next stage of
excavations would begin soon.
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