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  • Discover Iron Age burial in Gilan: bizarre patterns and rituals 2021-08-27 17:20

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    Discover Iron Age burial in Gilan: bizarre patterns and rituals

    TEHRAN – As mentioned previously, the Iron Age in Iran and Gilan is divided into three sections: Iron Age I, II, and III. Furthermore, some archaeologists believe the existence of Iron Age IV, which continues until the middle of the Parthian (Ashkanian) period (end of 1st Millennium BC).

  • Golden cup depicting griffin on top band. Excavated at Marlik, Gilan, Iran. The first half of the first millennium BC. 2021-08-24 18:42

    Discover Iron Age burial in Gilan: bizarre patterns and rituals

    TEHRAN – Bounded by the Caspian Sea on the north, the province of Gilan situated in northern Iran is extremely rich in Iron Age cultural sites especially cemeteries. Also, Gilan was within the sphere of influence of the successive mighty empires of Achaemenian, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanids that ruled Iran until the 7th century CE.