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Graves discovered in northern Iran

Tehran, In the fourth season of the field research in the ancient enclosure of Liar Sang bon in Amlash, Gilan Province, 39 graves were discovered.

Vali Jahani, head of the exploration team, was quoted by the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) as saying that explorations were conducted in four workshops.

The archeologist said the discovered graves are in the form of pit, crypt and jar and that characteristics of the objects found in the site shows the time period of the mid-Parthian to the middle Sassanid period.

He said the dating has been confirmed on the basis of absolute radiocarbon chronology (C14) tests.

Referring to the history of archeological study and exploration in the area, Jahani said the area had been explored in previous years and valuable cultural data from those period had been identified.

He further remarked that in a general look, the research works carried out so far on the graves discovered in the site indicate the regional and trans-regional communication of the inhabitants of the area with far and near lands, such as the tribes living in the northern shores of the Caspian Sea like the steppes of southern Russia or modern Armenia, especially simultaneously with the Parthian period.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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