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Underway at Nargeh Tappeh
25 November 2006
(CAIS) -- Archaeological research is in process to examine the
stratigraphic layers at Nargeh Tappeh in Tākestān, Qazvin province.
In view of the region’s climatic conditions, the excavations which got
underway in mid-summer shall run through Dec. 1, an archaeologist with the team,
Atousa Momeni, told Persian service of IRNA.
Momeni explained that excavations at the Tappeh in accordance with educational
and research programs of Abhar’ Āzād University’s in Zanjan.
The archaeology professor recalled, “Since 1998 when the project was launched,
the Tappeh has been excavated for four months each year.“
She named Iron Age potteries retrieved from the Tappeh as the most important
finding of this round of excavations.
“In the course of stratigraphic studies, we also came across a number of
containers belonging to the Median era,“ Momeni added.
The pieces were unearthed from a depth of 8.5 meters of the Tappeh, which has a
height of 26 meters.
“The discovered containers and earthenware shall be delivered to the
archaeological studies museum run by Qazvin Cultural Heritage Department, and
cataloguing of the discovered artefacts is also will start soon”, she added.
From/Source: Iran Daily
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