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  • Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: abandoned, enigmatic but touristic 2021-10-11 17:20

    Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: abandoned, enigmatic but touristic

    TEHRAN - The enigmatic Zoroastrian Towers of Silence are set on two lonely, barren hilltops on the southern outskirts of Yazd in central Iran.

  • Objects unearthed in burial sites in the Toul region, Gilan, northern Iran. (Photo credit: ResearchGate/Yousef Fallahian) 2021-09-01 20:30

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    Discover Iron Age burial in Gilan: bizarre patterns and rituals

    TEHRAN – According to Iranian archaeologist Yousef Fallahian, the Iron Age is considered a new era due to the creation of new and varied forms of metal and ceramic objects, development, and use of gray earthenware with tube spouts, updating and expanding the use of iron, developing the tradition of burial settlements.

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

    (Part 2)

    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.

  • Ancient human skeleton unearthed in Isfahan 2020-07-25 18:17

    Ancient human skeleton unearthed in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The remains of an ancient person, believed to date back to the Parthian era (247 BC – 224 CE), has been discovered during an archaeological season which is underway at Tepe Ashraf, the sole archaeological hill in Isfahan, central Iran.