The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- A
team of archaeologists working near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf
area have dug up an ancient earthenware pot containing the skeletons of a man
and an animal.
The pot and its contents
are estimated to date back approximately 2200 years ago.
Studies are being carried
out on the animal’s skeleton to determine its type, team director Siamak
Sarlak told the Persian service of CHN on Tuesday.
In addition, the fact that
an animal and a human have been buried together inside a pithos
poses another mystery for the
team, he added.
The team has also
discovered a large fortress dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248
BCE-224 CE) during their latest excavations.
A part of the Parthian
fortress has been destroyed by nearby construction projects underway in the
The excavations have been
carried out to salvage possible ancient sites before building developments
totally engulf the region.
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