Sep 17, 2018, 2:25 PM
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2,000-year old antiques seized in western Iran

Tehran, Sept 17, IRNA – One hundred and six antiques and coins dating back to the Seleucid and Parthian empires were found an confiscated in Kermanshah, western Iran, said the commander of the protection unit of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran.

'Following the process of arresting smugglers of the Iranian antiques, the protection unit was informed about a person who hides and trades antiques in Harsin county [44 km east of Kermanshah],' said Brigadier-General Amir Rahmatollahi.

'In a timely move, the police succeeded to find 106 antique items in his house,' said the official adding, 'The items included pottery Gilgamesh statues, rhytons, bronze bowls, coins, etc.'

He also said that the discovered items dated back to the Seleucid [312 BC–63 BC] and Parthian [247 BC–224 AD] eras.

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