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Skeleton of a Warrior with his Sword Discovered in Gilan
10 September 2006
3000 years old warrior
(CAIS) -- Archeological excavations in Talesh, Gilan
province, led to the discovery of a skeleton belonging to
a high ranking military commander who lived 3,000 years
ago in the province’s Kuramar Village.
Head of the archeological team in Merian, Mohammad Reza
Khalatbari, said the man held a sword in his left hand. From the pommel to central-ridge of the sword was
placed on his chest, and from central ridge to
foible and point rests over his face, Persian
Service of CHN reported on Thursday 07.
“Although swords were found buried with skeletons, none
of them held a sword,“ he added.
Khalatbari noted that archeological excavations in the
historical site and the weaponry objects discovered reveal
that the people were warriors.
The number of cemeteries found in the region also
indicates the region’s high population and conflicts
that took place there.
also have discovered from the grave, a large dagger,
number of ceramic vessels and a rhyton in shape of a
reptile, possibly a snake, which the head is missing.
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