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Unique Parthian Burial Discovered in Persian Gulf


26 January 2009



LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iranian archaeologists have found a unique form of Parthian burial in the country's Nakhl-e-Ebrahimi village in the Persian Gulf’s Hormozgan Province.


The second phase of Nakhl-e-Ebrahimi archaeological excavations yielded 10 jar burials and a foetal burial, which is the first of its kind found at the site.


"The team also found a piece of earthenware in the grave," said director of the archaeology team, Siamak Sarlak.


"Archaeologists also excavated the ruins of a Parthian fortress, previously found at the site, and unearthed 40-50 meters of the structure's northern wall," he added.


Covering an area of 15,000 square-meters, the fortress is believed to be the largest Parthian dynastic fort found in mainland-Iran.


The architectural finds of the area will be restored at the end of the second phase and the fortress will be refurbished based on its original plan, Sarlak concluded.

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