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of Arsacid Finds from Valiran Was Held at ICHTO
18 September 2006
earthenware Rhyton from Valiran Site.
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(CAIS) -- An exhibition of artifacts unearthed during
recent excavations at the historical site of Valiran in Damavand, Tehran
province, was held in Damavand.
Head of East Tehran ICHTO (Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism
Organisation) told Persian Service of IRNA that the three-day exposition
featured dozens of historical objects which were recovered in good conditions.
Mohammad Beiraqi said that archeological studies on the items indicated that all
of them date back to the Arsacid dynasty (248 BCE - 224 CE) while the fort,
which was discovered in the area belongs to the Sasanian dynasty (224-651 CE).
He pointed out that the Arsacid artifacts, which include potteries, silver and
coins, bowls, jug and thermos and are unique in their own kind, have been
recovered from the historical graves.
“Rings, earrings made of silver and iron, different seals made from stone,
glass, bitumen and wood were also displayed in the event,“ Beiraqi noted.
Head of East Tehran ICHTO further said that the objective of the exhibit was to
make the local people familiar with the artefacts unearthed during the
excavations in the area.
The exhibition opened on Thursday and continued for three days in the premises
of East Tehran ICHTO in Damavand.
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