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Median Dynastic Era Bronze Ring Adorned with Fravahar Discovered in Lorestan


15 November 2007



LONDON, (CAIS) -- A unique ring belonging to the Median dynastic era (728-550 BCE) adorned with a carved Fravahar, a symbol of Zoroastrian religion, has been found in western Iran.

Archeological excavations in Iran's western province of Lorestan resulted in the discovery of a ring which dates back to the Bronze Age and is decorated with a symbol of Zoroastrianism.

The figure in the Fravahar is wearing Median attire and a hat. The long-bearded man is facing the left as he emerges from a ring. Wide open wings are seen on the two sides of his body. Two moving feet can also be seen on the ring.

The ring, which is 2.5 cm in diameter, is made of a type of bronze which is an alloy of copper, tin and zinc.

Some other relics including bronze necklaces, rings and bracelets as well as metal arrows and daggers were also found during the excavation.

The Medes were ancient Iranians who inhabited the northwestern parts of present-day Iran. They established the first Iranian dynastic empire in the second half of the 8th century BCE.



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