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Foetal Burials Discovered in Gorgan Airport


24 September 2006




  Human remains found in Narges Tepe

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archeologists in the Iranian northern city of Gorgan succeeded in discovering more than 24 foetal burials under the airstrip of what is to become one of the province’s main airports in a near future.


The excavations were part of a salvation project to save the remaining evidence in the area as well as those of the nearby historical hill called Narges Tappeh which will also be partly destroyed by the construction of the airport.


Among the discovered foetal burials, 4 belong to the end of the second millennium BCE and others are dated to the first millennium BCE.


According to Ghorbanali Abbasi, head of excavation team in Narges Tappeh, alongside the skeletons found, some clay vessels and bronze ornaments have also been discovered in the area.


Narges Tappeh is located in Golestan province, northern Iran. This historical hill, which is 194 meters in length and 92 meters in width, was identified for the first time by a Japanese archeology team.


The first season of archeological excavations in Narges Tappeh revealed that this hill dates back to some 7000 years ago. Discovery of 40 skeletons, some architectural remains and earthenware jars during the first season of excavations have strengthened the theory that Narges Tappeh should have been inhabited as a village during the first millennium BCE.


Among the 9 skeletons unearthed during the first season of excavations, 6 belong to the first millennium BCE and three to the post-Sasanian period.




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

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