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Civilization Found in Tabriz
24 May 2007
(CAIS) -- Some of the rare artifacts dating back to 3,500 years ago went on
display in one of the unique site-museums in the historical site of Masjed-e
Kaboud (Blue Mosque) in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province.
According to the Persian daily ’Iran’, site-museum is established naturally
at the site of archaeological excavations and the objects are on display without
any changes and selection.
site-museum, which is located eight meters below the ground level, includes a
cemetery dating back to 3,500 years ago, wherein human remains have been buried
in a special burial along with objects and personal belongings.
In view of the items unearthed in Masjed Kaboud historical site, archaeologists
believe that the collection found in this site-museum is so unique and
invaluable that various archaeological groups from around the world have
requested permission to visit and conduct research on this ancient civilization.
Head of Masjed Kaboud Excavations Preservation Team Fariba Majidi said that
since there are very few site-museums in the world, the discovery and
commissioning of Masjed Kaboud site-museum is of archeological significance.
She further said that the site dates back to pre-historic era and is valuable in
of objects discovered in the site have revealed important findings about the
lives of people in that era.
Leila Hajavi, an archaeologist working in the site, said that the interesting
point about the grave is the burial of corpses in the foetus position. She
added, this manner of burial indicates that the people living in the first
millennium BCE believed in life hereafter, she concluded.
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