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Skeletons of Bakun Era Mother and Child Resurrected in Bolaghi Valley


27 May 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- The skeleton of a woman hugging a child has been unearthed in the Bolaghi Valley by the joint German-Iranian archaeological team working at the site in Fars Province, the Persian service of CHN reported on Thursday.


The archaeologists believe that the woman is the mother of the child.


“The skeletons date back to the Bakun period (late 5th to early 4th millennium BCE) and were discovered in the residential area of the people living during the era,” the head of the Iranian team said.


“The mother has been buried on her side while hugging her child, but the archaeologists are still not certain about the gender of the child,” Mojgan Seyedin added.


“This is the eighth burial we have found from the Bakun period in the Bolaghi Valley. The discoveries have been transferred to the Pasargadae Research Center for further study,” she explained.


The team, which has been tasked with excavating prehistoric and Achaemenid sites, is one of several teams working on the Archaeological Rescue Excavations of the Bolaghi Valley, a project that has been implemented to study 130 archaeological sites before the reservoir of the Sivand Dam is filled and floods a large section of the valley in late August.


Islamic regime's officials have postponed filling the reservoir several times as the result of the pressure from the Iranians and International community, in order to provide more time for archaeological research.




Source/Extracted From: MNA



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