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LATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRAN & THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Joint Human, Animal Jar Burial Unearthed Near Strait of Hormuz

 

28 February 2008

 

 

LONDON, (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 area.

 

The excavations have been carried out to salvage possible ancient sites before building developments totally engulf the region.

 

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source:   Mehr News

  

 

 

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