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Parthian Potteries Found in Khorasan Province


11 July 2008



LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists excavating in the southern historical town of Moud in South Khorasan province have unearthed ancient earthenware dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE).

Excavations were conducted on an ancient mound located near the city of Birjand. Numerous historical artifacts dating back from the pre-historic eras up to the Safavid dynasty were found at the site.

South Khorasan province has numerous historical and archeological sites pertaining to the Neolithic and post-Sasanian era (651-850 CE).

Moud or ’Mood’ is a district of South Khorasan’s provincial capital Birjand. Ferezmorgh is a subdivision of the city.

The area is known for Moud blankets and carpets that normally have a curvilinear design with a sunflower shaped picture in the center. Such carpets are usually of high quality and made of wool or cotton.






Extracted From/Source: Iran Daily [*]




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