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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Iron Age Pottery and Bronze Relics Unearthed in Gilan

 

01 January 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeological excavations at the ancient Jamshid-Abad Tappeh, northern Iran, resulted in the discovery of a number of graves and artifacts dated to the Iron Age. The discovered artifacts include bronze and earthenware objects.

 

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Jamshid-Abad Tappeh (tappé is located en route from Qazvin to Rasht, 48 kilometres from Rasht in Rūdbār. Archaeological evidence points to a history that goes back to the first millennium BCE at this ancient mound; and some archaeologists believe it was a cemetery during the Iron Age.

 

The new discovery was made after archaeologists opened ten test trenches in various points on the hill. Bronze daggers, ornamentations, and a number of potteries dated to the first millennium BCE were among some of the discovered artifacts at Jamshid-Abad Tappeh.

 

According to team director Yousef Falahian, excavations began in this Iron Age hill last month with the aim of studying its historic remains and marking its historic boundaries.  

 

 

 

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

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