News ID: 194704
Published: 1005 GMT June 13, 2017

Iron Age skeleton discovered in northeastern Iran

Iron Age skeleton discovered in northeastern Iran

A burial chamber dating back to the late Iron Age which contained three clay dishes, two spindle whorls as well as two clay dishes beside a head just in front of the face of the skeleton was discovered in Gorgan, Golestan Province.

According to the Research Institute of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the head of the archeological team Habibollah Rezaei said exploratory operations were undertaken after National Iranian Oil Company requested the delineation of the area to implement an oil pipeline project to the eastern cities of Golestan Province.

Referring to the outcome of explorations in Tappeh Sharif, he said, a topographic map of the site was drawn up prior to launching exploratory operations.

The artifacts discovered in the exploratory operations included clay and glass pieces, bricks and the remains of burial chambers from Iron Age III, the Sassanid and the Parthian eras, he added.

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