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of Four Parthian Foetuses in Ardebil Province
05 December 2007
(CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have found four buried foetuses dating back
to 2200 years ago in the country's northwestern Province of Ardebil (ancient Artāvillā).
The skeletons, which were found in an ancient castle are intact and
belong to the Parthian dynasty (248 BCE-224 CE).
The excavations also revealed three ceramic dishes, a number of
beads, and 150 stone graves from the Middle Bronze Age (4,000 years ago) and the
Metal Age (2,800 years ago).
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