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7,000-year-old cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan

Khuzestan Cultural Heritage Lovers Society (Taryana) spokesman said that the discovery of a 7,000-year-old cemetery in Behbahan County, in Iran's Khuzestan Province, gives important historical insights to the lifestyle and funeral practices of that time.

7,000-year-old cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan
7,000-year-old cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan

Mojtaba Gahsotuni told IRNA that a group of archaeologists from Tehran have been working in the east of Khuzestan province where they discovered a cemetery at Tel Chegah-e Sofla near Zeydun district in Behbahan.

He added that some of the dead were buried in groups while others individually giving valuable information about this region.

7,000-year-old cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan
7,000-year-old cemetery uncovered in Khuzestan

Gahsotuni said that this region is unique and is capable of becoming a historical site.

The cemetery was discovered by a senior archaeologist named Abbas Moghaddam who has been searching this region with a group for months.

Source: IRNA [March 09, 2016]
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