The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of experts has identified two rock Pahlavi inscriptions in the Teimareh region near the city of Khomein in Central Province.
experts surmise that the Pahlavi inscriptions are at least 1500 years old and
thus date back to the Parthian or Sasanian dynastic eras.
inscriptions have been examined by ancient Iranian languages expert professor
Feriedun Joneidi, team director Mohammad Nasserifard told the Persian service of
IRNA on Wednesday.
of the artifacts bears a word and images of three ibexes above it, and the word
means ‘king’, according to Joneidi,” he said.
the creator of the inscription carved the images of ibexes -- which symbolized
angels in Iran during ancient times -- to safeguard the king,” he explained.
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.
other inscription bears 27 images, 23 of which are ibexes. Nasserifard did not
give any other details about this discovery.
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