Jan 26, 2019, 6:57 PM
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Possible pre-historic artifacts found in central Iran

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA- Several artifacts, thought to belong to the pre-historic era, have been found in the central Iranian historical city of Meybod, authorities say.

'The pre-historic artifacts with animal patterns were found in a watercourse west of the historical city of Meybod, close to Kachlag caravanserai,' said Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran on Saturday.

Caravanserais are public Persian-style inns that were built hundreds of years ago in the middle of the deserts of the Iranian plateau where travelers could rest for days.

'According to the evidence that has been found, the artifacts belong to the pre-historic era,' added the organization who went on to detail that the watercourse runs through an area known as the Hassan Abad Hill.

Meybod is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, some 50 kilometers north of the historical city of Yazd.

'Watercourses used to be built far from urban areas in a bid to keep away the floods,' according to the officials.

A group of archeologists will be headed to the site to examin the newly-found artifacts.

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