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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Two recently discovered kilns at Gohar-Tappeh can be relocated, the director of the archaeological team working at the Iron Age site in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran said.
the farming activities allow us and the kilns remain intact, two of the four
kilns discovered at the site are so intact that we can transfer them to a safe
haven,” Ali Mahforuzi told the Persian service of CHN on Saturday.
kilns used for baking pottery works were recently destroyed in the section of
the 3000-year-old mound which is known as the industrial center of the site by
farmers plowing the area.
lack of evidence of urbanization during the Iron Age in this region was a big
problem for the team, but the discovery of the kilns solved the puzzle,”
the new excavations, we found a 200-square-meter area where we discovered the
shards and kilns. We found the residential site of the potters beside the
kilns,” he added.
evidence shows that Gohar-Tappeh had reached urbanization during the first
millennium BCE and it began to flourish after the migrations of people during
the Iron Age.
archaeological team recently unearthed a cobblestoned lane at Gohar-Tappeh
during the current phase of excavations, which has been underway since September
had previously unearthed a skeleton of a warrior buried in an attacking pose
with a dagger in his hands in one grave, a skeleton of a child and a bronze
pendant with a bull-horn motif in another grave, and a number of bull statuettes
at the site in September and October 2005.
archaeologists also discovered an unidentified artifact in a grave beside a
skeleton, which some prominent musicians of Mazandaran believe looks like a
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