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Parthian Coffins Sent to Hamedan Museum for Restoration


16 November 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Recently during a construction project in the city of Hamedan seven Parthian coffins were discovered, which have been transferred to Hamedan museum to undergo restoration under the supervision of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).


Based on the materials which were used in making these coffins, they are divided into four groups of stone coffins (in which a single stone slab was used for making the coffin), earthenware coffins, coffins made of rubble stones, and engraved coffins. 


Esmaeel Ayuki, archeologist of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Hamedan province, said that the skeletons will be studied in detail to extract more information from the historic period they lived in. He also noted that experts are still unsure which sexual category the skeletons belong to; however, the skeletons have completely been restored.


The coffins were found 4 meters below the ground. Archeologists believe that discovery of these coffins could reveal some important information about Hamedan especially since not much information is available about a newly discovered Parthian city which was found during the previous stage of excavations in Ecbatana historical hill in Hamedan. 




Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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