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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

3,500-Year-Old Civilization Found in Tabriz

 

24 May 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (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.

The 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 the world.

Studies 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.

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source*: Iran Daily

 

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