The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists working at Narges Tappeh have discovered fragments of pottery containing corn and lentil, which has provided important information on the diet of its ancient inhabitants, the Persian service of CHN reported on Thursday.
discovery was made at an architectural structure at the site which was recently
unearthed but whose function is still unknown.
seeds had been stored in two red and grey earthenware items, which have been
broken into pieces due to the pressure on the artifacts,” archaeological team
director Qorban-Ali Abbasi said.
excavations are being carried out to save Narges Tappeh, which is located near
the runway of an airport currently under construction in Gorgan, the capital of
mound covers an area of about 17,000 square meters.
found traces of architecture, pottery, and a dozen other monuments and
artifacts, some dating back to about 5000 BCE, at the ancient site during the
previous phase of excavations in 2004.
have also discovered a cemetery, a brick castle, and many skeletons from the
early Islamic era.
site had previously been excavated by Japanese archaeologists before the 1979 Revolution.
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