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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…

Over 200 artifacts recovered from multi-level tomb in Iraq

216 artifacts dating back over 2,000 years have been recovered from a Parthian-era tomb in Iraq. The Parthians were a Persian dynasty and their name is probably drawn from the Persian dialect they spoke, historically known as Parthava. They established an extensive empire which included Iran, Mesopotamia and other regions. They ruled