Dec 1, 2019, 6:10 PM
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Iron Age cylindrical stamps discovered

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA - The head of the archeology body of Qarah Tappeh cemetery in Saghezabad said that excavation in the new cemetery of Iron Age 2 and 3 in Qarah Tappeh area led to the discovery of 35 cylindrical stamps of Assyrian local and state stamps, indicating the remarkable location of the site in the cultural sphere of Assyria.

Referring to the details of the discovery, Mustafa Deh-Pahlevan stated on Sunday, following further excavations at the newly discovered Iron Age 2 and 3 of Qarah Tappeh in Saghezabad of Bouin Zahra, it was decided that the entire focus of the excavation project would be on the newly-discovered cemetery trench to provide a precise and accurate chronology of this cemetery and to better understand the burial practices and traditions of these cemeteries.

He went on to say that physical anthropology and genetic studies, ancient zoology, rare burial traditions, and rich evidence indicate the interactions and cultural and economic links of the residents of the area with west side regions of the Iranian plateau and the political and cultural area of governments such as Assyria and cultural areas of west, north and northwest of Iran.

There were other objects in the graves, such as cylindrical stamps, metal ornaments, earthenware and stone, and pottery from the Iron Age 2 and 3, some of which were large kitchen utensils which were rarely seen at the same time in Iron Age cemeteries, and cooking pottery that is dedicated to the burial of babies and infants

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