Relics unearthed from Rivi site undergo restoration

December 24, 2021 - 18:4

TEHRAN – A team of restorers has commenced work on earthenware and other relics discovered from the Rivi archaeological site in northeast Iran.

Up to the moment, nine seasons of archaeology have been carried out on the site, of which six were conducted by joint Iranian and German experts,  a local official said on Thursday.

In 2019, a joint mission of Iranian and German archaeologists discovered historical clay stamps in the Rivi region, which are estimated to date from the Achaemenid and Parthian eras. The seals were found alongside clay urns in a large hall and the seals are imprinted in a variety of geometric patterns [depicting] plants, animals, and human figures.

Evidence suggests that residents of this area sealed the urns that were loaded with particular goods then tied them with ropes, according to archaeologists. The Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC) was the largest and most durable empire of its time, stretching from Ethiopia, through Egypt, to Greece, to Anatolia (modern Turkey), Central Asia, and to India. The Parthian Empire (247 BC – 224 CE), also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insignia of their culturally heterogeneous empire, which encompassed Persian, Hellenistic, and regional cultures.

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