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Sandstorms reveals possibly archaeological site in Iran

Recent sandstorms have uncovered a possible archaeological site in Iran’s Kerman Province. A team of archaeologists has been dispatched to Fahraj in order to determine whether the site was used to be a necropolis or an inhabitance,” CHTN quoted Mohammad Vafaei, the director of the CHTHO provincial department, as saying on

Face of 7,000-year-old woman reconstructed

Researchers have recreated in 3D the face of a woman who died 7,000 years ago in Tehran, Iran. He told Mehr News that to develop a 3D documentation, “we used whole parts of the skeleton and the principle of symmetry of human skeleton to reconstruct the missing parts or parts which

Brick wall found in Iran’s Burnt City

 A brick wall standing more than 5 feet tall has been unearthed at the Bronze Age Burnt City in Iran. Archaeologists have unearthed the tallest wall ever found near the ancient site of Burnt City in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province. The brick wall, which was discovered at Taleb Khan Mound, is 160

Painted leather found in Iran’s Burnt City

A piece of painted leather has been found in the 5,200-year-old Burnt City in southeastern Iran. A team of archaeologists led by Professor Seyyed Mansur Sajjadi has unearthed the leather during the new season of excavation currently underway at the site. “Due to extensive corrosion, some experts and the archaeologists are trying

Inscription stone fragments found in Persepolis

Fragments of stone bearing royal inscriptions have been found at the Palace of Xeres in Persepolis, Iran. “The texts of the inscriptions were written by people with a high level of literacy, but the mistakes happened when the engravers cut the texts into the stones," said Basello’s colleague, Adriano V. Rossi,

Parthian-era temple found in Iran

A Parthian-era (247 B.C - 224 A.D.) temple built out of large stones laid without mortar has been found in southwestern Iran. The Iranian-Italian team dug six trenches at the site located near the village of Shami, Mehrkian said. “A structure entirely built from rectangular bricks was uncovered in the third trench…

Agriculture developed independently in Iran

New evidence found in Chogha Golan in Iran suggests that farming developed independently in the area 11,500 years ago. About five years ago, archaeologist Nicholas Conard and archaeobotanist Simone Riehl of the University of Tübingen in Germany hooked up with researchers at the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR) in Tehran,

Mapping Iran’s Archaeological sites

Researchers in Iran have completed the first phase of a project to map of Iran's archaeological sites. The map was unveiled during a ceremony at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran on Monday. A total of 45,000 archaeological sites appear on the map, team director Abbas Moqaddam said