The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- By Gorgan’s international airport inauguration in Iranian
northern province of Golestan and starting of flights in the airport
archaeologists have given up their excavations in Narges Tappeh historic site
located in vicinity of the airport.
is while prior to this in an attempt to save the historical evidence in Narges
Tappeh, during a meeting held in Golestan’s governor office by attendance of
experts of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Golestan province, a
special budget was approved by the governor office for resuming the excavations
in this historic site.
seasons of archaeological excavations in Narges Tappeh led into some stunning
discoveries ranging in date from 7000 years ago to the post-Sasanian period
the most important achievements during archaeological excavations in Narges
Tappeh were a number of graves most probably belonging to the first millennium
BCE in which some unique burial methods were implemented.
one of these graves archaeologists succeeded in unearthing the skeleton
belonging to a woman alongside the effigy of a goat as well as a crook cane n
the shape of what looks like to be a lizard from this grave. The woman was found
buried in a squat position while the cane was under her left arm. Archaeologists
say that it was the first time such a burial has ever been seen.
of some edible seeds such as corn and lentil inside red and grey clay vessels
belonging to one millennium BCE in this historical hill revealed that the people
of Narges Tappeh enjoyed a good nutrition system some 3000 years ago.
Tappeh historic hill which is believed to have been a village is located in the
northern Iranian city of Gorgan, capital of Golestan province and on the
northern side of the airstrip of the newly constructed airport in the city. For
the first time, this historic hill with 194x92 meters area was identified some
30 years ago by Japanese archaeologists. Archaeological excavations in Narges
Tappeh which originally started with the aim of saving the historic evidence in
this ancient site from threats posed by the construction of an airport traced
history of Narges Tappeh as far back as 5000 BCE.
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