Jul 8, 2014, 5:35 PM
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Historical coins found in Pourya-ye Vali’s tomb

Tehran, July 8, IRNA -- Ten historical coins were discovered in the tomb of Pourya-ye Vali, which is located in Khoy, West Azarbaijan province.

Keyvan Norouzi, the head of Public Relations Office of West Azarbaijan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department, said archeologists have not yet deciphered the antiquity of the coins.

“In addition to these coins, the experts found pieces of pottery during the reconstruction of the tomb’s courtyard,” he said.

“All the relics were delivered to Khoy Museum and will be put on public display in the near future.”

Norouzi noted that Pahlavan Mahmoud Khwarazmi, known as Pourya-ye Vali, was an Iranian champion who died in 1322 CE. He is famous for his chivalrous behavior and his strength, and is still considered a model by Zoorkhaneh (traditional gymnasium) athletes.

The official said many visitors visit the tomb to pay their respects throughout the year.