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Found in Khorasan Province
(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.
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