Iron Age skeleton discovered in north-eastern Iran

Tehran, June 13, IRNA - A burial dating back to the late Iron Age era together with three clay dishes and two spindle whorls with two clay dishes beside a head just in front of the face of the skeleton was discovered in Gorgan, Golestan province.

According to the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), head of the archeological team Habibollah Rezaei said due to crossing of the pipeline for conduit of oil products of the National Iranian Oil Company from Mazandaran Province to the eastern cities of Golestan Province, passing through the northern side of the ancient site, RICHT was requested to conduct speculation operations to determine the limits which finally received the permit.

Referring to the results achieved out of the explorations in Tappeh Sharif, he said before launching the speculation operations mapping and topographic map of the site were conducted and through networking the area the place for the digging of the first speculation site was specified on the curved map and speculations were named.

The cultural materials discovered in the exploration operations including clay and glass pieces, bricks and remains of the burial of a man belong to the Iron Age III, the Sassanid and the Parthian eras, he added.