Prehistoric artifacts seized from smugglers

June 14, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have seized 54 prehistoric objects, which was kept unlawfully at home of a smuggler in a Nahavand, Hamedan province, west-central Iran.  

Some cultural heritage advocates notified the police and the smuggler is now under arrest, IRNA reported on Tuesday. 

Estimated to date from 3rd to 1st millennium BC, the relics include pieces of pottery such as trays, bowls and dishes as well as some stone tools. 

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