0138 GMT August 18, 2022
Two clay vessels dating back to 3,000 years ago were found in Marvdasht in the southern Iranian province of Fars.
The vessels belong to the Proto-Elamite (Susa III/Banesh) period, the caretaker of Marvdasht’s Administration of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism told Fars News Agency.
Mohammad-Taqi Qalenoei added that the clay vessels were analyzed, registered, and later transported to a base in Takht-e Jamshid.
He described one vessel as a clay bowl with geometrical engravings in the shape of triangles on the outer brim and the other vessel as a simple cauldron made of red fire sand which was possibly used for preserving spices and certain liquids.
So far, numerous antiquities dating back to the Elamite, Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic periods have been found in the historical sites of Marvdasht County including Takht-e Jamshid, Naqsh-e Rostam, Naqsh-e Rajab, Tall-e Bakun, and Miyanrud.