Remains of “prehistoric” creatures discovered in central Iran

January 28, 2019 - 21:6

TEHRAN – Some animal remains, estimated to date from prehistoric times, have recently been discovered in Yazd province, central Iran, IRNA reported.

“The remains are found in an ancient floodway used to keep residential places safe from floodwaters,” IRNA quoted a tourism official as saying on Saturday.

A team of archaeologists will soon be dispatched to the region, which nears Tall-e Hassanabad, an ancient archaeological hill, westward the city of Meybod.

He, however, didn’t provide further details on the remnants.

Evidence suggest that that the animal remains are “most probably” date back to prehistoric time, the official said, adding “Similar remains were also found in [the nearby region of] Barjin in [the Iranian calendar year] 1391 (March 2002-March 2003) but at that time archaeological surveys were not continued as no other remains found.”   

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


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