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Discovery of More Clay Figurines in Jurab Tappeh


10 February 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- The first season of archaeological excavations in Jūrāb historic hill in Hamadan province, western Iran, led into discovery of more clay vessels and figurines, the exact age of which are not clarified yet. Archaeologists believe that studies on these new discoveries would reveal some previously unknown facts about this historic hill.


According to public relations of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Malayer city (MCHTO) in Hamadan province, the first season of excavations in 26-meter-high Jurab Tappeh historical site came to an end while archaeologists succeeded in undertaking stratigraphy and sounding works as well delimiting this historic site. 


In an interview with Persian service of CHN, Ali Khāksār, director of the MCHTO said: “Any kind of construction in the vicinity of the hill has been forbidden and Iran’s ICHTO is determined to purchase all the nearby houses from their owners.”


Regarding the restoration of Noushejān historic citadel, Khaksar explained: “Reconstruction of this historical monument which belongs to the Median dynastic era (728-550 BCE) has been completed using the national budget.”


Khaksar further explained that the Department is also determined to undertake some other emergency projects including restoration of Mirfatah ancient ice-house as the only traditional one of its kind in western Iran and buying its adjacent lands. Restoring the Bidkorpeh tower near city of Malāyer are the other programs of MCHTO which will take place in a near future.  


Initial studies on Jurab Tappeh dated this ancient hill to 5000 BCE. However, latest archaeological research on this historic hill date it nearly 2000 years earlier to the 7th millennium BCE.  




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

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