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Two Pahlavi Inscriptions Identified in Central Province


05 December 2007



LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of experts has identified two rock Pahlavi inscriptions in the Teimareh region near the city of Khomein in Central Province.


The experts surmise that the Pahlavi inscriptions are at least 1500 years old and thus date back to the Parthian or Sasanian dynastic eras.


The inscriptions have been examined by ancient Iranian languages expert professor Feriedun Joneidi, team director Mohammad Nasserifard told the Persian service of IRNA on Wednesday.


“One of the artifacts bears a word and images of three ibexes above it, and the word means ‘king’, according to Joneidi,” he said.


“Perhaps the creator of the inscription carved the images of ibexes -- which symbolized angels in Iran during ancient times -- to safeguard the king,” he explained.


“Or maybe the creator engraved the ibexes -- which also used to represent the angel of water, fecundity, and abundance -- as an appeal for water and natural abundance,” he added.


The other inscription bears 27 images, 23 of which are ibexes. Nasserifard did not give any other details about this discovery.



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