Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
& CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©
of Early Settlements in Shahr-e Yeri & Marlik
21 May 2006
(CAIS) -- Two archaeological sites of Shahr-e Yeri
near Pirazman village of Meshgin-Shahr, in Ardabil province and Marlik Hill in Gilan were once settled by humans either
simultaneously or with a slight time difference, an archaeologist said.
Asghar Nemati who works for Meshgin-Shahr Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department told ILNA that tombs in different sizes as well as
earthenware excavated from the two sites bear evidence that they were once
Elaborating further, he said, “As evidenced by excavation of graves in Marlik
and Shahr-e Yeri, the bodies were buried with special ceremonies and rituals and in
compliance with religious beliefs. However, the majority of tombs are empty of
skeletons due to illegal excavations at the sites.“
He further added no written documents and manuscripts similar to those found at
Marlik Hill were unearthed in Shahr-e Yeri.
it seems, the Shahr-e Yeris might have been one of earliest inhabitants of Iran,“
Shahr-e Yeri stretched across 400 hectares which houses several small hills, one
castle, two caves and close to 300 rock tombs.
The tombs have been built into the rock hill in various sizes depending on their
location. As per their religious beliefs, those people used to bury valuable
objects such as jewelry, silver, gold, brass, earthenware and weapons along with
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