News ID: 206349
Published: 1051 GMT December 17, 2017

2,800-year-old skeleton unearthed in western Iran

2,800-year-old skeleton unearthed in western Iran

The remains of a body, buried in ancient times, was unearthed during construction activities in a neighborhood in Hamadan, said the supervisor of ancient excavations in the western Iranian city.

“The body remains belong to a 10-year-old boy”, said Mohammad Sha'bani, adding that they are the oldest body remains so far discovered in the city, IRNA wrote.

Another ancient body remains has also been unearthed in another section of the same construction site at the Imam Khomeini Square which is under examination by the experts, he said.

He said that no historical items were found buried with the body.

“Some items have already been unearthed in the area, including a pillar base, belonging most probably to the Seleucid Empire (312 BC to 63 BC), a mill stone, and an oil crock”, Sha'bani added.

In the paving process of the Imam Khomeini Square, and Ekbatan Street in Hamedan, two broken earthen coffins, dating back to the Parthian period (247 BC – 224 AD), and some other pottery, belonging to the Median period through the Islamic era, have been also found.


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