Dec 24, 2017, 2:03 PM
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Ancient skeleton found in west Iran

Hamedan, Dec 24, IRNA – The remains of a body, buried in ancient times, has been unearthed during construction activities in Hamadan city, western Iran, said the director general of Hamedan Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization.

The buried body was in squatting position and facing south, said Ali Malmir. 'Unfortunately, a part of the skeleton was destroyed in the construction work.'

'The body was buried close to the Parthian potteries that were already found. No other historical items were found buried with the body.'

Another body belonging to a 10-year old boy was found in the same site in mid-December. The body had been buried about 2,800 years ago.

These were the oldest body remains so far discovered in the city of Hamedan, a local official said.

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

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.

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