Ancient relics unearthed in northwest Iran

December 10, 2018 - 21:10

TEHRAN – A number of historical relics have recently been unearthed in the vicinity of Alajouq fortress, a centuries-old monument situated upstream of a dam, northwest Iran.

The discovery was made when a team of researchers and restorers were conducting a salvage operation strengthening the fortress before Emarat dam being inaugurated in Germi county, Ardebil province.

The objects date from Seljuk (1037–1194) and Il-Khanid (1256–1335/1353) eras, said Nader Fallahi, the provincial tourism chief, CHTN reported on Sunday.

In November, an Iron Age tomb was found in the county. Experts said the tomb dated a time between 2500 to 3000 years ago, belonging to a child who was between 5 and 7 years old.