Museum displaying decades of archaeological discoveries in Iran

March 6, 2019

TEHRAN – Selects of objects unearthed in Iran over the four past decades have been put on show at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan opened the exhibit on Tuesday, CHTN reported.

Running through April 9, the exhibit features historical relics from 31 provinces including Isfahan, Yazd, Tehran, Gilan and Kerman.

The enigmatic evidence of human presence on the Iranian plateau is as early as Lower Paleolithic times, according to Britannica Encyclopedia.

The first well-documented evidence of human habitation is in deposits from several excavated cave and rock-shelter sites, located mainly in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran and dated to Middle Paleolithic or Mousterian times (c. 100,000 BC).

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