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Accidental Discovery of Ancient Armaments in Ardabil


09 May 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Widening the road of Gilvan village in Ardabil province led to accidental discovery of some ancient graves and historical relics. Soon after this discovery, a group of experts from Iran’s Archaeology Research Centre were deployed to this region to examine these relics.

After the archaeologists have arrived in the area, they started their excavations which resulted in the discovery of large numbers of historical artefacts including three gold coated metal daggers, 25 clay pieces, ornamental beads, and metal armaments.

“For the time all construction activities have been stopped in the area to bring it under strict protection until the Archaeology Research Centre decides wants to do with this historic site,” Yahya Naghizadeh, head of the Cultural Heritage Police Department of Ardabil province to CHN..

Considering that the raining season has already started in the area, Naghizadeh believes that the rainfall might in fact cause serious damage to this historical site, and therefore it is necessary to take an action within a shortest time.

“After visiting the site, the expert team will prepare a report on the situation of this historical site and then the final decision will be made by the Archaeology Research Centre,” explained Karim Alizadeh, head of the dispatched team to Gilvan historical site.

Based on the historical evidence unearthed so far in this site, archaeologists believe that the history of Gilvan goes back to at least first millennium BCE.



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